Observation 151373: Russula perlactea Murrill
When: 2013-11-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I already had a good idea what these might be when I first clapped my eyes on them. Nevertheless, I brought these home and went through the whole rigmarole with Kibby & Fatto. This one hit the bullseye when I assembled the code: EI/JKNPS. Boy, these tasted so hot they could easily rival L. piperatus.
The spores were very white and ovoid, and my scope did reveal fine-line connectors forming a partial reticulum (the pic is blurry as usual at this magnification — that’s the camera’s fault). Lugol’s did a superb job bringing out the ornamentation details at optimal condenser settings. Who needs Melzer’s you cannot even procure anymore for Russula identification? :)

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Used references: Kibby & Fatto Guide, 3rd edition (April 1990)

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