Observation 185340: Russula Pers.


Growing on the side of an old road. Douglas fir, incense cedar (one), live oak and dogwood nearby.

Odor absent until sectioned, then strong. Like peppery seafood. Flesh really brittle. It broke in four pieces when I tried slicing it in half. Flesh very light buff.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: covered in an epiparasitic fungus. The brittle flesh and odor are better fit for a parasitized Russula

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It’s been raining like crazy
By: (Aaron Cena) (mountainplayer)
2014-10-28 05:29:00 AEDT (+1100)

and I saw several mushrooms that had that moldy look to them. Thanks, Christian!

Ringed base
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-10-28 05:19:49 AEDT (+1100)

Happens sometimes on these moldy Russula. I saw one in Alaska this summer that looked like it had a full-on volva due to the mold covering it. It basically acts as a universal and partial veil!

Russula seems like a good fit
By: (Aaron Cena) (mountainplayer)
2014-10-28 05:05:17 AEDT (+1100)

based on the brittle flesh and the odor. Alan Rockefeller made the same suggestion. The base of the stipe is ringed like an Amanita, though.

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