Observation 6727: Russula rhodopoda Zvára
When: 2008-01-20
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

43% (3)
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Recognized by sight
45% (2)
Eyes3
Used references: According to Agaricales of California this species can occur in mixed conifer forest, but S. sanguinea only occurs with pines.
-3% (2)
Used references: Another possible species from Agaricales of California. Would need to have some purple tone in the stipe and pileus which I might see in the second shot. This species is also listed as occurring “usually under pines but occasionally under other conifers, especially Douglas fir.”

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This one is acrid
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-02-10 20:01:25 PST (-0800)

This is an acrid species, and has yellow gills in age. I haven’t actually gotten a spore print from it, but the gills are consistent with yellow spores. The cap is red to rose red, Theirs suggested that R. queltii is purple, vinaceous-red. Although I do have to admit after reading through the Russulas of CA, I really don’t know where he divides red from vinaceous from purple-red from purple really.

But in any case, the macro-feature agree well with R. sanguinea. Although, it is true, there is only live oak in this spot.

Unusual habitat
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-02-10 19:24:33 PST (-0800)

According to Thiers in Agaricales of California (Russula pg. 124), this R. sanguinea only grows under pines. Were there any pines nearby? From the picture it looks like mostly oaks. He lists several other species that have stipes colored similarly to the pileus. None are explicitly listed as occurring with oaks, but R. rhodopoda is listed as occurring in conifer-hardwood forests. Any chance you tasted it? R. rhodopoda is mild.

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