Observation 29856: Russula atropurpurea (Krombh.) Britzelm.

When: 2009-12-05

Collection location: Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: mzigler

No specimen available

Notes:
Recognized by sight as a Russalacea by mushroom shape; attached white gills; brittle, somewhat hard flesh making a snapping sound when cap is broken apart

Identified to species using dichotomous key in Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

Russulacea family confirmed by the presence of sphaerocysts (round cells) in cap

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Sphaerocysts in the cap of Russula atropurpurea
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Fresh specimen of Russula atropurpurea

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Recognized by sight: Recognized by sight as a Russalacea by mushroom shape; attached white gills; brittle, somewhat hard flesh making a snapping sound when cap is broken apart
Used references: Identified to species using dichotomous key in Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Based on microscopic features: Russulacea family confirmed by the presence of sphaerocysts (round cells) in cap

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