Observation 174868: Russula sect. Compactae Fr.

When: 2014-08-17

Collection location: Lake Tipsoo, Highway 410, Pierce Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]


Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Large fruit bodies found beneath Douglas fir, Mountain hemlock, yellow cedar and Vine maple.

Deep brown, shiny (chestnut like) cap to margin where the color fades to white.

Stem: dingy and shiny like cap but grayish in color with small spots that were not removable.

Gills: Yellow in color, staining identical to shrimp Russula.

Odor: musty, sour.

Found in deep forest habitat in recent snowmelt location, heavy rainfall.

Elevation: 5499ft.

Temp: mid 70’s.

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