Observation 106229: Russula compacta Frost & Peck

When: 2012-08-09

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting on ground. Mixed hardwoods. Cap ~6 cm. White spore print.



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no worries.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-08-20 19:45:18 CDT (-0400)

Walt already made a good guess from what we can see.

IF you had tasted it, it would’ve been mild flavored, and maybe even smelling a bit like shellfish, assuming that compacta is the only brown-capped,
brown-staining russula around your parts.

Only a dissecting scope,
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-08-20 18:41:59 CDT (-0400)

do not know about spores. Dang! I was so proud of getting a spore print I didn’t know I was supposed to taste it too. Also, I did not cut into this one so don’t know about latex. But Lactarius indigo was fruiting nearby.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-08-20 18:16:08 CDT (-0400)

it’s either a russula or a lactarius, with brown staining gills.
best to bite it too, for taste. helps ya get to an ID.

got scope? for either genus your spores would be amyloid (turn blue in Meltzers solution) and ornamented.

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