Observation 213085: Russula Pers.
When: 2015-08-17
(45.2514° -121.9409° 829m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Habitat: conifer forest, largely Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas-fir), Thuja plicata (Western Redcedar)
Substrate: duff/soil
Cap viscid when wet
Odor: sweet / anise
Taste: peppery

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Often one of the first Russulas of the year
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-08-18 01:47:24 CDT (-0500)

is R. nigricans. But this obs. has none of the black-bruising or staining associated with that species.

Could you scrape the stipe with a fingernail the next Russula specimens you collect Joe? Often that will produce a color change on either the stipe or gills that is quite valuable in making an identification.

Created: 2015-08-17 15:15:02 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2015-08-17 15:15:09 CDT (-0500)
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