Observation 212500: Russula Pers.

When: 2015-08-09

Collection location: Red Fir Flat, Shasta National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]


Who: dkentca7

Specimen available

This mushroom was growing with old growth Red Fir on Mount Shasta. The mushroom was very hard, not brittle at all. The duff was very dry (as usual for this time of year) although we did have a major rainfall event on 7/21.

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Recognized by sight
72% (3)
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There seems to be a disconnect
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-08-11 21:36:22 EDT (-0400)

between the location description and the location map?

O&A Ceska
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-08-11 21:01:39 EDT (-0400)

Perhaps those who are unfamiliar with Russula by sight should hold back aggression about sight identification. If you demand I “know the difference between Inocybe and Psathyrella” by sight, you ought to be confident about whether this is Russula or not.

If you care to learn more about how voting on names on this site works, note that you can propose and vote highly “Agaricales sensu lato” to indicate doubt about the ability to identify it.

However, without microscopy, who’s to say this isn’t a Suillus? Perhaps the best name for this observation is Basidiomycota.

Well now that I think about it… we don’t see basidia…

Question for Pulk
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-08-11 20:21:29 EDT (-0400)

Pulk, I wonder, have you looked at the spores of this collection before you decided that this is Russula? If not, be more careful in the changing of MO observation names. Unfortunately, MO observation naming system is not foolproof and it represents an Achilles’s heal of this marvelous tool.

Created: 2015-08-11 16:14:12 EDT (-0400)
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