Observation 24070: Russula grata Britzelm.

When: 2009-08-05

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

The appearance at different ages fits Lincoff’s description of this species, and the color plate, to a T. Found in Zone 45; there were two large fruitings, one looking like a partial fairy ring and the other featured here. They were maybe 30m apart and covering a few square meters each. Given the vase-shaped elders and general look, I expected latex when I cracked one open, but got nothing, even from a quite young specimen, indicating that it was one of the more lactarioid Russulas. Then I was flipping through Lincoff looking for something else and saw a color plate that looked eerily like the third photo of this observation. Finally, a Russula that isn’t that hard to identify!

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Used references: Lincoff
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same great mushroom…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-18 19:55:42 EST (-0500)

new annoying name.

And the taxonomic game of musical chairs continues.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-02-18 17:25:50 EST (-0500)


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