Observation 47075: Russula Pers.
When: 2010-06-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Saprobic, emerging from a stump in mixed conifer, Oak/Hickory forest.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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While this third shot of the russula sp. is too light, it at least reveals somewhat the stump that the mushroom appears to be growing from.

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Added photo showing stump and mushroom
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-06-19 18:15:31 PDT (-0700)

At the risk of further exposing my limited knowledge and experience, I’ve added a third unflattering shot that nevertheless better shows the stump and mushroom. What is true about this observation, is that the “russula” appears to be growing out of a three foot stump about mid-way up. The why is the question. Does mycelium meander up the side of a stump when moss and other substrate materials are sufficient for structure, moisture, and nutrient supply. Any thoughts or observations to illuminate this are appreciated.

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By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-06-17 18:36:48 PDT (-0700)

Best recollection is this mushroom was not chalky, had no lactation, and had a somewhat fragile stem though didn’t really seem as brittle as a russula, but it sure reminds me of one. How do we explain the fruiting location of the mushroom, half way up a decaying stump?

Chalky stem
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-06-17 18:17:19 PDT (-0700)

and brittle tissue? Any lactation?

Created: 2010-06-17 18:15:56 PDT (-0700)
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