Observation 5135: Russula amoenolens Romagn.
When: 2007-11-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Looks like Russula amoenolens but the spores have a reticulum instead of just warts.
Growing under live oak; no pines.
Taste acrid.

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Based on chemical features: This species, originally called Russula cerolens was identified with the Thiers key of Russula in the Agaricales of California. It looks like Russula amoenolens but the spores have a reticulum instead of just warts. It grows under live oak, with no pines in the area and has an acrid taste.

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Good call
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2007-12-12 23:27:24 PST (-0800)

I have “observed” the same — reticulate spores of “amoenolens-like” species in a pure Oak habitat. I have no doubt based on that and other literature that we’re dealing with R. cerolens.

BTW, we have all 3 in our neck of the woods — R. pectinatoides, R. amoenolens and R. cerolens… Not sure about R. pectinata…

D.

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