Observation 13997: Russula sanguinea (Bull.) Fr.
When: 2008-11-01
No herbarium specimen


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mt. Vision, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co, CA’ to ‘Mount Vision, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA

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Recognized by sight: Looks about right, although you should check that it is acrid, and has a yellow/tan spore color.

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Distinct decurrent gills
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-11 03:48:40 CST (-0500)

This is what I’d call Russula sanguinea if it were in Europe.
The american ones with similar characters are sometimes called Russula rosacea (var. americana is one), could be a synonym or at least very close relative(s) to Russula sanguinea.
To be sanguinea, it should grow with pine, have a very acrid taste, hardly peeling cuticle (just the margin), and a pale ochre spore print.

Created: 2008-11-11 00:38:32 CST (-0500)
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