Observation 102718: Russula Pers.

When: 2012-07-17

Collection location: Lake Alpine, Stanislaus National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)

No specimen available

This mushroom was found at 7300 ft. in extremely dry conditions, in a mixed fir/lodgepole pine forest. There is no image of the stem, but it was white and did not stain when bruised. The cap color was a tannish-brown with no hint of greenish, or olive tint. The cap was 5 to 6 cm in diameter, and the stem was 4 to 5 cm long.

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Reminds me of Russula mustelina gr.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2012-08-02 16:17:52 CDT (-0400)

Mike passed me this observation some time ago and I think that I made a mistake in my original evaluation. I thought it might be Group 2 on my Mild Russula of Sierra Nevada page, but now I think it is Group 3, which is very close to the European Russula mustelina genotype.


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