Observation 137416: Russula sect. Compactae Fr.
When: 2013-06-23
Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Road side of a mixed forest, with essentialy oaks. Gills turn black. Odd smell.

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-24 17:02:41 PDT (-0700)

the smell is not menthol like in R. albonigra, neither it has “odor indistinct” as in R. densifolia.

Taste would be very important
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-24 16:51:30 PDT (-0700)

but it has to be either R. anthracina or R. densifolia, maybe R. albonigra.
But why bother? For a serious ID you need fresh well documented fruitbodies.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-24 16:33:51 PDT (-0700)

Cap – glabrous (covered with sand and dust)
Taste – …
Smell – acrid
Very slightly reddening
Very quicky darkening, even being not much fresher.

Is the cap surface glossy and shiny?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-24 16:19:05 PDT (-0700)

Was the taste acrid or mild?
What about the smell?
Did it blacken without previous reddening?
Had the gills a reddish tinge or not?

I think with only one old specimen this question is not answerable.

Russula anthracina?
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-24 15:59:48 PDT (-0700)

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