Russula corallina

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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 of two differing size fungi in shades of red and pink, pencil inscription on right side of paper; Larger fungus is approximately 3. 5 inches from root to top of cap; cap is approximately 5 inches wide at largest point; pink cap is flat; sunken in at center; gills are visible; cream color with very wide delineations indicating very large gills; stem is mostly cream, shaded with grey and pink; stem curves to the left; grey indicated earth; small mushroom, an immature specimen; has a convex round cap in shades of pink; mushroom is approximately 1.5 inches high from top of cap to root; and cap is approximately 1.5 inches in width at widest point. Cap is darker red at top; become a paler pink towards bottom; stem is cream shaded in gray, some pink visible in stem; grey lines under stem indicate ground; Pencil inscription reads " 1. Pelius fleshy, convex, becoming plane / or somewhat depressed in the center / surface- rosy -more- carmine on the disc with a bloom / not viscid when moist glabrous- / pellicle only partly separable, margin / [?] , and breaking showing whiter flesh / below- flesh white tinged with pink / under pellicle, taste strong, acrid- / 2. Lamellae white at first becoming / cream colored, all even, rather wide / adnate or slightly sinuate some / anastomosing, or branching once. / 3. Spores White / 4. Stipe white equal- slightly / tinged with pink, firm and solid smooth. / Growing near deciduous trees in / groups.- / Annanadale, N. Y. Aug 14, 1926 / Seen last year also. / Russula Corallina."
1. Pileus fleshy, convex, becoming plane / or somewhat depressed in the center / more on the disc / surface- rosy- carmine, with a bloom / not viscid when moist glabrous- / pelicle [sic] only partly separable, margin / free [sic] , + breaking showing whiter [sic] flesh / below- flesh white tinged with pink / under the pelicle [sic], taste strong, acrid- / 2. Lamellae white at first becoming / cream colored, all even, rather wide / adnate or slightly sinuate some / anastomosing, or branching once. / 3. Spores White / 4. Stipe white equal- slightly / tinged with pink, firm & solid smooth. / Growing near deciduous trees in / groups.- / Annandale, N. Y. Aug 14, 1926. / Seen last year also. / Russula corallina

Coverage

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

Date

August 14, 1926
1926
1926

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, watercolor, pencil
8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (22.23 x 29.85 cm)

Type

Botanical drawing

Identifier

Image Number: MP.2005.136

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Citation

Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Russula corallina,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed December 10, 2018, http://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/2492.