Observation 62627: Russula cremoricolor Earle

When: 2011-01-20

Collection location: Gold Bug Park, Placerville, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Growing in pine duff, moderately spicy (With Lactarius alnicola being very spicy).

Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: General appearance, red cap, white gills & stipe, spicy.
61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
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By: Byrain
2011-01-21 20:05:33 CST (-0500)

Those links are quite informative.

Welcome to the club!
By: BakerSt10
2011-01-21 20:01:47 CST (-0500)
That is what I originally thought…
By: Byrain
2011-01-21 15:42:30 CST (-0500)

…but reading the comments for Russula silvicola on mykoweb seems to say otherwise or I am misunderstanding it. And this still doesn’t really help explain why mushrooms demystified doesn’t mention R. cremoricolor as having a red cap coloring.

west coast
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2011-01-21 15:24:07 CST (-0500)

R. silvicola is an east coast species.

Could you elaborate?
By: Byrain
2011-01-21 14:13:50 CST (-0500)

The more I read up on the red russula species, the more I get confused about which one is called what. Could you elaborate on why you are calling it cremoricolor? The description in Mushrooms Demystified seems to indicate it has a white/pallid/pale-yellow cap and other observations have specimens with such light colored caps as well as ones with red caps. Which is just leaving me a bit confused…

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