Observation 23468: Russula silvicola Shaffer
When: 2009-07-22
Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

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Russula silvicola
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-07-23 08:53:53 PDT (-0700)

I found this interesting. white gills and bitter
“For many years the red form of Russula cremoricolor was identified as Russula emetica—a European species that North American authors have traditionally assumed to be present on our continent. Shaffer (1975) described it from North America as a species limited to habitat in sphagnum, possessing multi-septate pileocystidia; he created Russula silvicola for eastern North American collections from different habitats, featuring non-septate or sparsely septate pileocystidia. West Coast collectors subsequently began to apply the name Russula silvicola to the red form of Russula cremoricolor. Thus it would be inaccurate to reduce Russula silvicola to synonymy with Russula cremoricolor (which is the older of the two names), since Shaffer’s eastern species name was probably misapplied to West Coast material. Redecker and collaborators (2001) did not compare any of their California collections with eastern collections, nor with the type collection of Russula silvicola, from Cheboygan County, Michigan.”

Did you?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-07-23 08:37:46 PDT (-0700)

taste it ?
color of gills should be white right?

Jack Pine
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2009-07-23 06:41:49 PDT (-0700)

Yes sir, i believe it was.

Is that
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-07-22 17:37:21 PDT (-0700)

under jack pine?

Created: 2009-07-22 16:28:38 PDT (-0700)
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