Observation 83678: Russula “cyanoxantha”

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Recognized by sight: purple quilted cap, white spores.
Based on chemical features: mild taste.
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Yes, age and environment
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-11-30 12:02:30 CST (-0500)

I had a chance to observe a lot of this mushroom and noticed that the “virescens” like appearance,. particularly towards the margin, seems to appear at aged and weather-affected fruitbodies. I have seen this phenomenon before and as Irene mentioned this had caused for the variety name. We know for sure that all of these are the same species. What is more puzzling to me is that it appears that one mycelium produces more pale fruitbodies and the one hundred yards away more colorful… consistently so…

Floccose cap surface
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-11-30 11:19:18 CST (-0500)

is typical for some Russulas. Russula virescens is known for it.
Not cyanoxantha sensu stricto, but for some closely related species or forms that has been regarded as varieties of cyanoxantha (var. cutefracta is one, and I’m not sure if it’s a species of its own now).

alas, these were way past their expiration date…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-30 10:28:29 CST (-0500)

but still quite lovely and certainly abundant in the field.

is that quilted appearance of the cap typical or just environmentally caused?

Russula “cyanoxantha”
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-11-30 02:53:33 CST (-0500)

Russula “cyanoxantha”

This is the local Russula cyanoxantha, which is a close relative of the European one, but a distinct species. We do have only one genotype of it and it is quite diverse in color. This is probably the first Russula M. Davis and I will tackle. It was strikingly abundant this year, particularly in Mendocino.

This one does have a white spore print, diverging gills and is mild. One of the best edibles too.

abundant at Four Corners.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-29 19:29:57 CST (-0500)

anybody ID these?

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