Observation 140400: Russula modesta Peck
When: 2013-07-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Mixture of White Pine and hardwoods.
Stipe vivid orange-salmon in FeSO4.

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Wow! A confident Russula species proposal…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-07-19 21:38:17 PDT (-0700)

that isn’t R. compacta!

Modesta is one that I think I can recognize, but only with high confidence when the fruit body is young and shows the thick bloom on the cap. I haven’t yet run across any newly emerged modesta fruit bodies this summer.

Can anyone suggest what it is about this obs that pushes the envelope on confidence? I can find no online info (nor in any of my field guides) about the FeSO4 modesta reaction. Sadly, I do not own a copy of Ray Fatto’s Russula book.


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