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Russula atropurpurea (Krombh.) Britzelm., Beih. Botan. Centralbl. 54: 99 (1893)

Russula rubra sensu Cooke [Ill. Brit. Fung. 996 (1025) Vol. 7 (1888)]
Russula depallens sensu Cooke [Ill. Brit. Fung. 985 (1021) Vol. 7 (1888)]
Russula undulata Velen., České Houby 1: 131 (1920)
Russula depallens var. atropurpurea (Krombh.) Melzer & Zvára, Arch. Přírodov. Výzk. Čech. 17(4): 10 (1927)
Russula atropurpurea var. krombholzii Singer, Beih. Botan. Centralbl. 49(2): 301 (1932)
Russula krombholzii Shaffer, Lloydia 33: 82 (1970)

Habitat: On soil, usually associated with Quercus spp. in oakwoods or mixed deciduous woodland but also reported with Betula spp. and Fagus.

Notes: Very common and widespread. N.B. The name is illegitimate, being a later homonym of R. atropurpurea Peck [Rep. (Annual) New York State Mus. Nat. Hist. 41: 75 (1888)].

Distribution: E: c, S: c, W: c, NI: c, ROI: c, Other: Channel Islands: !; Isle of Man: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 60210; Scotland: K(M) 9008

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
I:, in Courtecuisse. R. & Duhem. B., Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Europe: 480 pp. (1995), as Russula krombholzii, p. 375
D+I:, in Galli, R., Le Russule: 480 pp. (1996), as Russula krombholzii, p. 208-209
D+I:, in Sarnari, M., Monografia Illustrata del Genere Russula in Europe (Tomo Primo) 1: 799 pp. (1998), p. 492-499

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