Observation 68091: Russulaceae Lotsy
When: 2011-05-22
No herbarium specimen

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Probably to check cell structure, I imagine.
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-05-26 19:20:38 CDT (-0400)

It is the easiest way to determine it belongs in the Russualceae family. They all snap cleanly like a piece of chalk due to sphaerocysts (circular cells) as opposed to fibrous cells.

Next, I would have sliced the gills to check for latex. I can’t imagine a specimen like that not having any if it was Lactarius.

See page 63 of Mushrooms Demystified for details on separating the two genera.

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By: Ben Pester (benster)
2011-05-26 18:52:35 CDT (-0400)

Why is it broken?

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