Observation 171926: Russula claroflava Grove. ss. Melz, & Zv., J. Schff.

When: 2014-07-25

Collection location: R.M. of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

57.4607° -111.5662° 294m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available


Approx gps (about 15m west of the point)

Pileus yellow, skin peels about half way to centre
Stipe white, somewhat grey staining when cut or handled
Not acrid, taste uninteresting (mild/ mushroomy)

Black spruce (picemar) forest, feather moss floor, somewhat more open here
Growing in the feather mosses, apparently mycorrhizal with the black spruces, though aspen (poputre) also in vicinity

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By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2014-09-21 05:35:09 PDT (-0700)

That’s the one I meant – R. claraflava. I didn’t have my book on hand and was trying to remember the name. Based on my Arora notes it is the best fit for a yellow Russula with white stipe and yellow gills.


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