Observation 4359: Russula basifurcata Peck
When: 2007-10-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes:
GEN medium mushroom, large number scattered in a lawn under Quercus agrifolia, mild odor, no taste, all mishapen
ST: ~30×15mm, straight, solid, firm like cap, smooth, white, brittle
CAP: 70-90mm, contorted and convex, smooth, pale yellowish to brownish, darker in center, conspicuously dirty (implying stickiness at some earlier stage)
FLESH: white, Russula-textured, firm, unchanging
GILL: whitish, brittle, somewhat close
SPORE: print white to v sl creamy (compared to truly white print), round to sl ellip, low amyloid spines and some short ridges, 6.3-7.9×5.6-6.6um
NOTES: More notes here.

Using the ID Darvin suggested.

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Russula pectinatoides
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-10-15 21:49:15 PDT (-0700)

I have been finding this species on watered lawns under live oak. The cap is often misshaped just like your picture. I’ve been calling it Russula pectinatoides (from the Thiers key)

Created: 2007-10-15 20:05:23 PDT (-0700)
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