Observation 58037: Russula Pers.
When: 2010-11-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Under coast live oak.

Flavor very mild.

Flesh firm.

All white.

Gills close, not alternating between long and short.

Spores ornamented, amyloid and subglobose, 8 – 9 × 7 – 8 micrometers.

Cap peels 20% of the way from the margin to the disc.

Cheilocystidia abundant, flexuous, cylindrical. Pleurocystidia shaped like the large oxygen tank on the space shuttle, often with a sharp apex.

Images

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gill edge, lamellar trama
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pleurocystidia pointed
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pleurocystidia pointed
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Cheilocystidia abundant, flexuous, cylindrical
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spores amyloid and ornamented
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spores amyloid and ornamented
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spores amyloid and ornamented

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Thanks Douglas
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-05 07:17:27 CST (-0500)

I took some better pictures of the spores. When I mounted them in melzers reagent it was easy to see the amyloid spores and ornamentation.

Um…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-05 06:07:41 CST (-0500)

But Russula don’t have smooth spores…

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