Observation 135643: Russula mariae Peck
When: 2013-06-01
Collection location: Alva, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Notes: found under old growth oak hammock on fringes of bovine field… pines are present, but nowhere near these specimens… there are also bald and pond cypress trees mixed around oaks. Appeared to be very similar to http://mushroomobserver.org/133414 found at FGCU in a similar habitat 20ish miles south of this area.

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Recognized by sight: “The pileus is 3.0-8.0 cm wide, convex but soon depressed, varying in color from wine-red to purple or violet, and the cuticle peels to the center. The pale yellow lamellae are adnate and crowded. The stipe is 2.0-6.0 cm long, 0.5-2.0 cm thick, often tapering downward, and white to pinkish in color. The taste is mild to slightly acrid and there is no odor” (Kimbrough, pg. 60)
Used references: Kimbrough, James W. (2000). Common Florida Mushrooms. University of Florida: Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. ISBN 0-916287-30-0. http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/...

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