Observation 122302: Russula sanguinea (Bull.) Fr.
When: 2012-12-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Impressed with color on cap and stipe

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Yes, yes!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-01-06 18:04:51 PST (-0800)

In the east we seem to have many varieties of red russula. And some are brilliant – although more in the carmine direction than the pure fire engine red in these pictures. But the stipe is mostly, not always, white here.

http://mushroomobserver.org/85769?q=y94o
http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/177052?obs=80440&q=y94o

As in many other things, the west beats the east again – this time for dramatic color!

Right!
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-06 17:46:59 PST (-0800)

“On the West Coast, Russula sanguinea has a look-alike in Russula americana, which according to Thiers (1997b) differs only in spore dimensions; its spores measure 9-11 × 8-11 µ. Russula americana may eventually be the name best applied to the West Coast versions of Russula sanguinea; while I doubt that it is truly distinct by virtue of spore dimensions and nothing else, it is a species name that represents an original collection from the Pacific Northwest (rather than Europe). The strikingly red stems of West Coast, sanguinea-like mushrooms are perhaps another morphological feature separating these mushrooms from their European and eastern North American counterparts, whose stems are usually substantially less red.” MushroomExpert

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