Public Description of Russula compacta Frost & Peck

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Name: Russula compacta Frost & Peck
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Russulaceae

General Description:

Pileus: 6-14 cm, convex to flat and becoming depressed in the center, whitish to buff, becoming cinnamon tan. At times crackng in the center.

Flesh: white. Odor: fishy, especially in age, thick.

Gills: adnate, white, quickly staining brown when rubbed, close.

Stipe: equal. white, staning brown when rubbed.

Diagnostic Description:

Staining, odor and lack of latex are distinctive.


Eastern North America, mycorrhizal, often with oaks.


Deciduous woods and grassy areas under oaks.

Look Alikes:

Lactarrius allardii is siilar but has a white latex which become greenish.




Mushrooms of West Virgiia and the Central Appalachians by William Roody.


Russula compacta Frost, (1881)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Nathan Wilson

Created: 2011-06-05 21:38:33 CDT (-0500) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2012-01-16 15:22:08 CST (-0600) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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