Observation 13138: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-10-26

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

I cannot find a good fit for this Russula in M.D. The gills are creamy-white, with brown where predated on (all they were all predated on). Also, the gills are typically fused together, usually with 2 to 6 gills joined along the edges, which makes spore dispersal somewhat difficult. Looks like one of the Russulas which is desperately trying to become a Macowanites to me. Cap is 3.5 inches across, dark steely-gray, but with a whitish or at least lighter-colored bloom. Stipe white, not changing color, nor a different color at the base of the stipe. Height is 3-3.5 inches tall, slightly enlarged at base, becoming very slightly thinner at the cap, but mostly equal.


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