Observation 145647: Russula Pers.

When: 2013-09-15

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club foray.

Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Phil, it took me a few minutes…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-20 08:19:35 EDT (-0400)

but I have formulated an answer to your question. I had confused two names used in Phillips.
Often I post a fairly wild guess as “could be”, with the intention of modifying the post as per any additional info. MO posts appear to get more attention if a species name is proposed as opposed to just posting a genus name. Often it is the case that someone else modifies my proposal before I get a chance to do so… like in this one! In any event, I tend to learn more stuff about more mushrooms when I use this approach.

This time I guess my dyslexia kicked in… confusing the BV syllables with the VB syllables. I had made this particular guess based upon recent memory of having read about these types in Phillips. Thanks for helping me set the record straight! Neither of the species names above appear to apply to this one. I think brunneola may be close, but “Russula” will have to do for this one.

I’m curious
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-09-19 20:36:51 EDT (-0400)

as to how one can post an observation as recognized by sight, and then cite an author as to a different species

Phillips lists R. brunneoviolacea…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-19 07:50:47 EDT (-0400)

as a western NA species which has a non-peeling cap cuticle. The cuticle on this one easily peeled halfway up the cap. So it’s a pretty good bet this does not represent brunneoviolacea.

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