Russula corallina



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


Botany; Mycology; Fungi; Mushrooms


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. 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


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


August 14, 1926


In Copyright - Educational use Permitted
Gift of J. Dennis Delafield
Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery Place Collection.


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


Botanical drawing


Image Number: MP.2005.136


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Delafield, Violetta White (botanist, mycologist, and garden designer, 1875-1949) and Culture: American, “Russula corallina,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed May 29, 2024,