Collection location: North Falmouth, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]
Growing near near the base of a birch in my front yard. Pines and oaks nearby.
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It’s nice to have some mushrooms to collect! I have family visiting so interestingly that means I feel better about taking time for mushrooms rather than doing more work.
I’d love to have the time to really track down the descriptions of these Russulas.
you on your website, Nathan.
There’s a spot I hunt which produces a lot of what I have IDed as R. modesta. It’s a mixture of coniferous and hardwood trees. The ones in this post certainly look like this. At NEMF 2012, a similar collection was labeled “Russula modesta.”
But I’ve been running into a lot of russulas this summer that seem to be more greenish toward the cap margins than what I recall seeing in R. modesta. The 1991 edition of Phillips includes a species he calls Russula heterophylla. This one is pretty similar to modesta, with the main difference (according to Phillips) found in spore ornamantation.
But Phillips online (Rogersmushrooms) does not currently include the name Russula heterophylla. So I’m not really sure what I want to say here…?
Actually, there is one thing about R. modesta that stands out. The cap, especially when young, is quite pruinose, with the coating cream colored to yellowish.
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