Observation 48459: Russula crustosa Peck

When: 2010-07-11

Collection location: Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)

No specimen available

Russula, pale tan cracking cap, which looks almost spherical when young, as these were. I thought it was a puffball viewing it from the top. Bigger cap 5 cm, still incurved, stem 4 high x 2 wide, white, flesh white, mild, very solid. The cap of one has greenish ‘stains’. but I have no idea if this is significant for identification. No spore print, just drops of water, but I do not doubt it is a Russula.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Walking Iron Park, Dane Co. WI, USA’ to ‘Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA

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By: zaca
2010-07-12 17:59:12 CEST (+0200)

I suspect that your specimens are Russula virescens or belong to its group (there are some species very close). For photos of similar specimens see MO database, particularly #46786, #47445, #47975. The greenish ‘stains’ that you mentioned is one of its characteristics.

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