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Observation 11927: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-09-30

Collection location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Fruiting in association with cedrus deodara. Gills were attached, stipe solid and broke like chalk. Unable to get a spore print but the cap tasted moderately peppery. Odor mild.


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Like your art too!
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-05 11:32:54 CDT (-0400)

Reminds me a lot of Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen’s in Mushrooms of Northwest North America, which for my money is one of the best guides around. A picky point: collected on what date?

By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-10-03 21:39:44 CDT (-0400)

Thanks, Deb! Had to look up the word sulcate, which apparently means deep parallel grooves? In any case, the margin did have parallel grooves, but I didn’t identify an odor of maraschino cherries. It was a mild odor but not distinctive enough for me to be able to define it.

nice use of color in your illustration, Deb!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-03 18:55:40 CDT (-0400)

Is that a sulcate margin that I see? How about odor? Maybe faintly of maraschino cherries???