Observation 108181: Russula compacta Frost & Peck

When: 2012-09-02

Collection location: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

Looks like a Clitocybe, I think. Smells somewhat fragrant & a bit sweet. The gills get brownish colored after maybe 15 minutes post-bruising.

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Recognized by sight: I see it’s purple or brown but that could be the bruising, it would be good to know what color the spore print was.

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texture of the stipe
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-09-04 20:13:13 SAST (+0200)

the stipe texture is very different from any blewits I’ve ever found, and very similar to the Russulas I’ve found.
The areas I bruised the gills, as pictured, seems a bit wet after a while. I saw no other external reason for wetness. It is like a lactarius, but excuded latex only very slowly and minutely.

Hey Noah:
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-09-03 05:02:27 SAST (+0200)

I thought those gills were quite fragile, but it didn’t fit the most typical Russulas I’m used to, leading me astray. Perhaps it is R. compacta, eh?

By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-09-03 04:55:39 SAST (+0200)

mid-sized, almost large sized.

Created: 2012-09-03 04:34:40 SAST (+0200)
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