Observation 10534: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-06-26

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

A lot of unidentified Russulas pop up in the summer and fall here, with cream to red caps. None seem to precisely match the species listed in the Audubon field guide for the region. Web research indicates that there are numerous red Russulas that can generally only be distinguished by microscopic features. Regardless, the showier ones are attractive-looking woodland mushrooms, if found before they’ve been trashed by bugs and slugs or blackened with age.

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Recognized by sight: Reddish variegated depressed cap, brittle, whitish gills and stem

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