Russula pyriodora, a new fragrant species described from Finland

Authors: Ruotsalainen, Juhani & Huhtinen, Seppo
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 51 (2011), Issue 1, pages 23-30.
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Key words: Russulaceae, Russula, Atropurpurea, Russula pyriodora, Finland, taxonomy

Abstract: A new species, Russula pyriodora, is described based on Finnish material. It is characterized by an appearance of R. betularum, but has a distinctive odour of pears. Other differentiating features, both macroscopical and microscopical, are also discussed. The new species is also compared with the type of R. alborosea, which is a likely synonym of R. mairei.