Observation 145958: Russula Pers.
When: 2013-09-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were growing in a carpet of deep and wet moss, surrounded by various conifers, such as cedar & hemlock, and perhaps birch.

Macroscopic examination led to the FHKM/N_TV codes. A process of elimination from the list of “suspects” led to R. adusta as the best match. However, the observed spore profile doesn’t fit adusta — as viewed though a scope, the spores were decorated with widely-spaced warts and isolated fine-lined connectors contiguously running through up to 4 warts, which is nowhere close to “a complete reticulum” mentioned in the book.

A few more facts not visible from the pix:
1) The cuticle peeled just a few millimeters from the margin
2) Injured flesh slowly stained pinkish, then grayish/fuscous and finally dark brown
3) The cap context definitely tasted mild.

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Used references: “Keys to the Species of Russula in Northeastern North America” by G. Kibby & R. Fatto

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