Observation 141903: Russula Pers.

When: 2013-07-28

Collection location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click for map]

49.2012° -106.7694° 974m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

East Block GNP, in NW “Story Lull” aspen (Populus tremuloides) forest area

Deep red, beginning to fade to white/yellow
7.5cm wide

Attached/ slightly running down stipe
interveined between

Fairly thick (2.2cm), mostly even/ slightly tapered at base
Tall (about 9cm from very base of specimen
Rosy red like cap on top half (looks like a Kool-aid stain)

Taste mild, not acrid (tried cap and gill pieces)
Overall not very fragile at all (held itself together very well)
Didn’t check specifically for any staining/ bruising, but does not seem apparent on the dried specimen

Mushrooms Demystified and Mushroomexpert did not key in a satisfying way…
R. maculata is close, but with conifers (mine was found in a pure aspen forest)
R. occidentalis and R. decolorans stain grey (not sure if my specimen does – never checked when fresh… some maggot holes look slightly grey?)

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emerging from the litter…
yellow gills, some red on stalk

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