Notes:
> A gregarious group of 15-17 fruiting bodies (one cluster of 5 fbs with overlapping caps!) growing in moss under pitch pines at the intersection of Coopers Rd and Norlemon Rd
> The largest & oldest sporocarp had a cap of ~8 cm; younger mature sporocaps had ~5 cm caps
> The beautifully-colored deep red-violet cuticle peeled >3/4, almost to the center
> Gills white, crowded; some forking near the base and occasional forking elsewhere; lamellulae absent
> Spore print white
> Odor nil
> Taste mild
> Old 10% FeSO4 on stipe surface = negative
> Old 1.7% Guaiac Tincture on stipe surface = bluish-green in 5-10 sec.
> Keyed out to R. sericeonitens in Kibby/Fatto and Kibby’s online key at Russula News

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Taken in situ with a low res phone camera
Taken in situ with a low res phone camera

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