Observation 120829: Gomphidius oregonensis Peck
When: 2012-12-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cap entirely black and most of stem and gills; stem snapped like chalk. Wondering what species.

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: shape, decurrent gills; stem snapped sharply; no latex (but old)

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-22 21:34:01 CST (-0600)

The gills are deeply decurrent – not a feature associated with typical Russula.
The gills are black – when gills are deeply decurrent and black (at least in coastal CA) you are basically guaranteed to be looking at a Gomphidius.

Other features – shiny cap (was viscid)
Gooey ring has dried out, but the annular zone still visible on the stipe.

The stipe snapping like chalk was a fluke (which happens fairly frequently on firmer non-Russulaceae agarics).

If you pick Gomphidius the stipe base is reliably bright yellow in all but one species here.

Curious – why do you say that?
By: Leslie Flint (Leslie F)
2012-12-22 20:47:56 CST (-0600)

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