Observation 117123: Russula Pers.

When: 2012-11-18

Collection location: Effort, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: goatshoes

No specimen available

Russula and slug. Bottom pictures appear to be a colony of hatched and or unhatched slug larvae. Nasty, black, shriveled Russula mushroom found under a large conifer.

Proposed Names

54% (1)
Recognized by sight
-13% (4)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 212. I think there is at least one expanded cap present in the upper-left quadrant. This appears to still be a youngish colony. Arora says of the habitat: “In colnies on the blackened remains of old mushrooms, particularly larger Russula and Lactarius species (e.g., R. albonigra), occasionally in humus; widely distributed.” It seems to me some caps may have been predated on by slugs.
55% (1)
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By: goatshoes
2012-11-19 09:53:24 PST (-0800)

I’ve rearanged the observation,featured photo,and notes. If you still think it may confuse future users let me know and I’ll destroy it. It seems ok to me now, but I’d love to have your feedback.

you could make a new observation with
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-19 09:44:21 PST (-0800)

the Russula species. That way the notes about the larvae don’t confuse future viewers. :)

this, in no way, looks like Collybia tuberosa
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-19 09:33:43 PST (-0800)

I’m not sure why you would suggest that Daniel.

By: goatshoes
2012-11-19 04:30:48 PST (-0800)

Interesting because the yard was littered with Russula’s and slugs a little earlier in the season as displayed in the last photo. Thanks for the info and keen eye!

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