Observation 23295: Russula Pers.
When: 2009-07-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Growing on ground near doug firs. Taste and odor mild. Spore print ochre.

Update: Spores spiny, 7.5-8.5 × 6.5-7.0 µm, spines ~0.6 µm.

This doesn’t seem to match anything in the SVIMS key. It goes to the R. alutacea group in MDM, whose description it matches fairly well (including the fragility Arora emphasizes).

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-25 01:32:50 PDT (-0700)

I have seen many similarities between northern Europe and eastern Canada, but you are probably right about the funga in BC, that it differs more. And as I said – just a thought.

(btw, I prefer the name postiana, at least for the northern taxon I know, not olivascens (Fries sensu Romagnesi non Fries…?)

But Russula postiana=olivascens is an European species and I think that the flora of
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-24 16:41:48 PDT (-0700)

Russula in North America is very distinct from the one over here and not much serious research has been done since the days of Peck.

With conifers
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-24 14:45:19 PDT (-0700)

grows Russula postiana with variable cap colour, mostly some kind of green. Stem very fragile, and taste mild. Spores with rather sturdy warts and few connections. Just a thought.

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