Russula

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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 rose, beige, and off-white, accompanied to the right, by column of text in pencil: specimen measures 2 1/4 inches in height and 2 5/8 inches across cap; wide, rosy cap is somewhat flattened, and is dappled with whitish speckles in center; cap is notched at the edge; narrow rim of white, closely spaced gills is just visible; stubby stalk is white, tinged with beige and pink; anchored with a few brown brush strokes; taxonomy to right is as follows: "1. Pileus convex then plane or depressed, rosy pink / unevenly colored- dry- glabrous, aerolate cracking / context white faintly pink under the / cuticle (where cracked) cuticle not pealing on / only on the extreme margin- margin entire / taste acrid- / 2. Lamellae white becoming brownish when / dry, forking, adnate, close / 3. Spores white / 4. Stipe white, glabrous, faintly tinged / with pink, spongy within, equal- / Growing in light woods in sandy soil / MP / Annandale Aug 20-1922 / N.Y. -3- / Russula".
1. Pileus convex then plane or depressed, rosy pink / unevenly colored- dry. glabrous, aerolate cracking / context white faintly pink under the / cuticle. (where cracked) cuticle not pealing or / only on the extreme margin- margin entire / taste acrid- / 2. Lamellae white becoming brownish when / dry, forking, adnate, close. / 3. Spores white / 4. Stipe white, glabrous, faintly tinged / with pink, spongy within, equal- / Growing in light woods in sandy soil / MP / Annandale Aug 20-1922 / N.Y. -3- / Russula

Coverage

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

Date

August 20, 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.2005.119

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Collection

Citation

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Russula,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed December 10, 2018, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2490.