Observation 114444: Russula Pers.
When: 2012-10-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Collected in grassy area, near Lodgepole pine, in compacted sandy soil very near the Pacific Ocean.

CAP: mottled white to buff near rim of cap, toning to orange then nearly brick red near center; some small raised areas near center; viscid and slippery; large: 7+ inches across cap. Striations present, but only at undercurled 1cm of cap edge. STIPE: Thickest at base gradually becoming thinnest at cap attachment; 2 inches diameter at base and slightly swollen, with some areas pink at stipe base, almost white at top of stipe; with brown rhizomes attached to stipe base and upward perhaps 1.5 inches; some of base transluscent puce; slightly longitudinally striate, with a few areas nearly yellow or at least yellowish. GILLS: thick, light yellow; blunt. No noticeable aroma. Didn’t taste or slice specimen. Only one specimen found. I scraped the stipe length with a fingernail, but there was no bruising or color changes that I could see. It did look like the flesh of the stipe was white and somewhat watery.


In situ, in grassy, well-manicured area. Cap 3 or more inches above grass.
Photo doesn’t really show how yellow the gills are, but they were distinctly yellowish. Striations at 1cm from cap edge.
Close-up of stipe showing yellowish gills, pink area near base; brown rhizomorphs extending upward from base to about 1.5 inches.
I scraped the entire stipe from just under the cap to the base in this photo, slightly right of center. No noticeable color change. Flesh of stipe appears white.

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