Observation 47075: Russula Pers.

When: 2010-06-16

Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Saprobic, emerging from a stump in mixed conifer, Oak/Hickory forest.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA’


While this third shot of the russula sp. is too light, it at least reveals somewhat the stump that the mushroom appears to be growing from.

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Added photo showing stump and mushroom
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-06-20 02:15:31 BST (+0100)

At the risk of further exposing my limited knowledge and experience, I’ve added a third unflattering shot that nevertheless better shows the stump and mushroom. What is true about this observation, is that the “russula” appears to be growing out of a three foot stump about mid-way up. The why is the question. Does mycelium meander up the side of a stump when moss and other substrate materials are sufficient for structure, moisture, and nutrient supply. Any thoughts or observations to illuminate this are appreciated.

By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-06-18 02:36:48 BST (+0100)

Best recollection is this mushroom was not chalky, had no lactation, and had a somewhat fragile stem though didn’t really seem as brittle as a russula, but it sure reminds me of one. How do we explain the fruiting location of the mushroom, half way up a decaying stump?

Chalky stem
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-06-18 02:17:19 BST (+0100)

and brittle tissue? Any lactation?

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