Observation 216589: Russula brevipes Peck

Present most years from July to September, very common on the site in 2015. Variation among individual specimens for yellow-brown to violet brown coloring on top of cap – darker toward center. These variants resemble H. roseibrunniensis, but occur randomly among and between the pure white forms. Most specimens are like the ones pictured with pure white caps turning yellow with age.


Hygrophorus subalpinus, DSC03521.jpg
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Hygrophorus subalpinus, DSC03519.jpg

Proposed Names

-78% (2)
Used references: Phillips
26% (1)
Recognized by sight: The white forms resemble Russula brevipes with the funnelform caps, yellowing in age, and opaque, chalky stipes. Also, pine is this species typical habitat.
80% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Roger Phillips, Mushrooms of No. America, 1st Ed.,1991

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I destroyed the second photo, an image perhaps of Russula dissimulans ?
By: Dick Lighty (phungiphile)
2015-10-02 12:49:57 PDT (-0700)

I have researched this observation in Roger Phillips and at the Mushroom Expert site (Michael Kuo) and agree that the three remaining images are probably Russula brevipes.

Second Photo
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-09-21 07:55:35 PDT (-0700)

Looks like one of the black staining Russula species like R. dissimulans.

Created: 2015-09-20 08:10:37 PDT (-0700)
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