Observation 99886: Russula Pers.

When: 2012-06-22

Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were found in the Big Sandy Creek Unit.
Caps were up to 5.9 cm across, dry and with white flesh that was mild tasting.
The gills were whitish and while I did not get a good spore print, they appeared to be a basic white, which seems to eliminate Russula claroflave.
Also the odor was somewhat unpleasant.
Spores were ~ 7.3-8.1 X 6.0-7.0 microns, moderately warted with partial reticulations.

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Cap color
By: Brian Looney (GibbiPicasso)
2014-05-07 18:02:29 PDT (-0700)

I agree that the yellow color of the cap is brighter than I have seen in some other specimens, though I wouldn’t rule this out of its color range. This species can vary between a more creamy yellow all the way to a dull brown color. We found this species at the NAMA foray in Arkansas, so the geography fits. It is a chunky species with firm flesh, and the unpleasant smell (usually slightly putrid) fits. Of course it is possible that the northeast species is different from the one in Tennessee and the southeast, in which case this would be undescribed (or some not well-known Murrill species).

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-05-07 16:31:33 PDT (-0700)

Unless the photo color is off, this is not the shade of yellow typical of Russula ochroleucoides, a common species here.


Walt….I’m curious why
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-05-07 15:26:48 PDT (-0700)

you are Doubtful of Brian’s suggestion of Russula ochroleucoides?
It looks like a good possibility from my limited viewpoint of these eastern Russulas.

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