Observation 84121: Russula Pers.

When: 2011-10-24

Collection location: Colonie, Albany Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

42.7056° -73.8429°

Who: Joeshroomin

No specimen available

Growing from pine and leaf litter alongside downed Pitch Pine in Albany Pine Bush. One of two specimens I found there, about a month apart. First one was rotting and missing half of the cap. Both appeared identical though.


I apologize for the blurry image, I seem to have lost a folder of pictures.
Top left image is mushroom in question. Other specimens are related to another observation I’ve posted-which was recently named Agrocybe. Maybe these images will help?

Proposed Names

91% (2)
Recognized by sight
26% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing in pine-oak barrens, sandy substrate, Pitch Pine and mixed oak leaf litter, xeric, well drained soils
Used references: mycobank.org, Audubon Field Guide N Amer. Mushrooms, mushroomexpert.com

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-12-04 23:08:15 CST (-0600)

Most red Russulas are nearly impossible to ID from photos. Russula silvicola is a very acrid species, usually under broadleaf trees in the summer.

Regarding the date, you can edit your observation and fix the date.

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