Observation 48210: Russula Pers.

When: 2010-07-06

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: foetens group

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Just noticed the 3rd photo.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-08 02:59:54 CDT (-0400)

And a centralized hole in the cap may suggest this is closer to Lactarius than Russula.

Last photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-08 02:58:10 CDT (-0400)

seems to show 2 specimens barely taller than the surrounding duff. Other photos appear to show these same 2 specimens with stipe which are mostly hypogeous. The cap appears tightly appressed to the stipe. If this is producing spores at this time, and if I have observed the photos correctly, this may be a near hypogeous relative of Russula called Macowanites, which usually has a MUCH smaller stipe.

FASCINATING! Hope you can find more and dry a collection for herbarium study.

“Hole in the head”
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-07-07 11:12:04 CDT (-0400)

Yesterday I passed through the burned area (spring)
where I found several kinds of mushrooms among them a dozen mushrooms with a hole in the cap
it can be seen clearly, on added photos

can not explain the smell, because can smell a thing

stipe height of about 10cm

Tomorrow I will go again
to see if I could take better pictures of gills

Need MUCH more info.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-07-07 10:38:50 CDT (-0400)

Was this above ground or was just the cap visible? Cap appears to have a hole leading into the gleba on both specimens. Is that correct? Stipe appears large and extensive. Size? Russula foetens group should have a distinctive aroma. Was there a strong aroma with this collection?

I agree the collection has a Russula-like appearance. The stipe is very well developed, and appears quite long. There is no cross-section to compare the gills with, so difficult to say with any certainty what this is. But it strongly resembles a gastroid Russula. The stipe is far too developed for Macowanites in my experience. But there are many other possibilities from this group. Need another collection if possible.

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