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I suspect I will have to get a microscope once I can figure out a safe place to put it with a 2-year old…I have a hard enough time keeping him out of the mushrooms we bring home…(!) :-)
You are lucky to be able to botanize all year long. In Quebec, the winter, which is not ended yet, spoils us in cold temperature (between -15C° and -40C°).
I have not found polar mushrooms yet! ;-D
It is always pleasant to be able to observe and deepen our studies! During slack season, I make of the microscopy.
I have mostly Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Sitka Spruce, and Red Alder in my area. I will make note of what tree I find it near when I find it next and get a sample. (And in the meantime, look up all the terms you used Claude…) I’m excited to be able to learn more about this one!!
Thank you very much!
Is its stipe always with scrobicules (fossette or dimple)?
Thank you for the information. From my part, I had never heard about Russula americana.
Can you make of the microscopy? The difference is maybe also in the pileipellis. It would be necessary to study him.
If you can make an exsiccata with the deposit, I’m in to make the study.
Good search and thank you again!
I don’t have any documentation on this mushroom – I only ID by sight, so I don’t ID a lot of Russulas(!) However, this Red Russula is rather distinctive, and when researching Russula sanguinea I found this on mushroomexpert.com:
“On the West Coast, Russula sanguinea has a look-alike in Russula americana, which according to Thiers (1997b) differs only in spore dimensions; its spores measure 9-11 × 8-11 µ. Russula americana may eventually be the name best applied to the West Coast versions of Russula sanguinea; while I doubt that it is truly distinct by virtue of spore dimensions and nothing else, it is a species name that represents an original collection from the Pacific Northwest (rather than Europe). The strikingly red stems of West Coast, sanguinea-like mushrooms are perhaps another morphological feature separating these mushrooms from their European and eastern North American counterparts, whose stems are usually substantially less red.”
I am interested in more research being done on this (and Russulas in general); as I mentioned, this mushroom is very distinctive in its very red stem and I’d love to see it get the recognition it deserves!
Beautiful specimen. Have you some documentation on this Russula?
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