Observation 10753: Russula brunneola Burl.

When: 2008-08-19

Collection location: Jemez Mountains, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under spruce and d. fir (and aspen…). They were mild tasting and yellow spored.

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Could be a number of things…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-14 22:14:25 CDT (-0500)

I think I could come up with a list… maybe with the mostly brown tones it wouldn’t be that long. I wouldn’t make much out of the forking of the gills, I’ve seen that show up fairly randomly in collections. Or atleast I would like to see the forking matched to a large number of mushrooms with microscopic details included. I’m not convinced that is a feature that is consistent in a species.

Unlikely to be R. brunneola
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 21:34:58 CDT (-0500)

Descriptions of R. brunneola (e.g. http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/...) report it to have prominent gill forking near the stem. This mushroom doesn’t evidence such (second photo).

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Gill attachment
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 16:37:53 CDT (-0500)

That mushroom has free gills. Suggests R. fragilis, but R. fragilis tastes acrid. Strange.

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