Observation 203120: Russula Pers.

When: 2015-04-20

Collection location: Tallassee Highlands, Clarke Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)

No specimen available

Large russulas are common in the mixed oak woods now. They are popular with squirrels who uncover them and litter the ground with half eaten parts. A few weeks ago most were a violet color (observation psoted). Now I’m seeing more reddish ones like those here. Occasionally I see yellowish ones. All are large and in th eleaf litter.

Is there any hope for ID’ing these?


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First five photos…
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2015-04-21 18:12:15 BST (+0100)

The smell and the flavor can play an important role.
Also, if you have of the FeSO4, to make the test on the Stipe.
For the first five photos, the Stipe seems full of water. Does it darken?

Last two photos
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-04-21 17:56:42 BST (+0100)

were taken 100 m from the first five. The two mushrooms in those photos were growing near (<0.25 m) each other.

First five photos look orange/red.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-04-21 17:45:52 BST (+0100)

last two photos look purplish. Are the last two photos different mushrooms that any sen in the top several photos?

The purplish ones may be R. vinacea/atropurpurea. Cap color on this species may also tend toward red. But I’m not sure if I’d call the orange-capped ones by the same name.

With Russulas, cap color often varies within a given species, and for any given cap color there may be several species names that potentially apply. Most Russulas are difficult to ID based solely upon macro characters.

Taste and/or odor sometimes helps a bit.

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