Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949)
Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms
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.
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
Repository: Bard College, Montgomery Place
August 20, 1922
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Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
Paper (wove), pencil, watercolor
7 x 10 in. (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Image Number: MP.2005.119
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