Observation 86652: Russula maculata group
When: 2011-08-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: One of the first few mushrooms I found and during the time very difficult to identify (I had no field guides). The cap is an array of pink, flesh-colored, salmon, orangish, yellowish, and reddish colors, darker in the center and lighter on the margin. The margin is somewhat striate. Gills appear to be adnexed. Has a usual “mushroomy” scent, i.e. woodlike, and the stipe snaps cleanly in two like a typical Russula. The spore print is very hard to see in one image, but it appears to be dull mustard yellow. Growing solitarily near a conifer.

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Top view
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View of gills and stem
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Inside of stipe
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Naturally dried after one day — yellow spore print barely visible on index card

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Used references: Arizona Mycota Project, Mushrooms Demystified, Mycokeys, Rogers Mushrooms, MushroomExpert, help from expert mycologist

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