Observation 26616: Russula nigricans (Bull.) Fr.

When: 2009-10-10

Collection location: Honeyman State Park, Florence, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Honeyman State Park, Florence, OR’ to ‘Honeyman State Park, Florence, Oregon, USA

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Recognized by sight: black and white cap, dense flesh, reddens then blackens, widely spaced gills.

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yup, we saw these in all stages…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-16 04:45:02 NZDT (+1300)

including ones melting back into the earth but nurturing the growth of those way cool Asterophora lycoperdoides parasitic fungi! alas, i didn’t see those in the field, but Hugh smith got a great photo of ’em…

The reddening of the flesh was quite spectacular, and they continued to do so a week later at the BAMS meeting. Gotta love fungal show and tell.

Never saw red flesh before.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-16 00:37:29 NZDT (+1300)

Everything I find is usually much older, and the flesh turns nearly black instantly, along with the gills and anywhere else it is touched. Cool.

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