Laccaria ochropurpurea

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Creator

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Culture: American

Subject

Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms

Description

Watercolor drawing on paper of a single fungus in shades of pinkish-brown, lavender, and beige, accompanied by column of text, in pencil, to right of page: the fungus measures 4 5/8" in height and 3 1/8" across cap; convex cap appears highly textured with numerous tiny strokes of pinkish-brown; lavender gills are partially visible beneath right edge of cap; thick stalk is shaded in pinkish brown and curves to the right; taxonomy to the right is as follows: "Pileus obtusely convex becoming expanded / very irregular pinkish brown, hygrophorus / becoming much broken up and scaly when dry. / margin wavy irregular- / 2. Lamellae brownish lavender, wide / thick, subdistant, aduate, but / readily separating from the stipe / inserted / 3. Spores, white / 4. Stipe tough fibrous, concolorous - / paler and enlarged above and below - / striate when drying. / Gregarious in mossy ground / on path in light woods / M.P. / Annandale Aug 1922 / - 4 / N.Y. / Laccarea ochrapurpurea."
1. Pileus obtusely convex becoming expanded / very irregular pinkish brown, hygrophorus [sic] / becoming much broken up & scaly when dry. / margin wavy irregular- / 2. Lamellae brownish lavender, wide / thick, subdistant, adnate, but / readily separating from the stipe / inserted / 3. Spores, white / 4. Stipe tough fibrous, concolorous - / paler + enlarged above + below- / striate when drying. / Gregarious in mossy ground / on path in light woods / M.P. / Annandale Aug 1922- / N.Y. / .4 / Laccarea [sic] ochrapurpurea [sic].

Coverage

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place

Date

August 1922
1922
1922

Rights

Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery Place Collection.
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Format

Paper (wove), pencil, watercolor
7 x 10 in. (17.78 x 25.4 cm)

Type

Botanical drawing

Identifier

Image Number: MP.2005.94

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Collection

Citation

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Laccaria ochropurpurea,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed December 10, 2018, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2486.