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Observation 136118: Oudemansiella Speg.

When: 2013-06-11

Collection location: Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Recognized by sight
-25% (2)
Recognized by sight: very slimy with patchy “scales” suggest O. canarii
29% (1)
Recognized by sight

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i don’t…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-06-12 14:32:39 PDT (-0700)

personally have it…
but, i have access to it…
if needed.

Great
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-12 14:30:59 PDT (-0700)

I look forward to seeing the spore morphology on these.
Do you have Melzer’s reagent? That could squash my guess pretty handily.

Christian…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-06-12 13:43:54 PDT (-0700)

the stipe easily snapped.
i had a hard time gathering them from the log bc of this reason…
just 1 reason i have problems with naming this Oudemansiella.

i do not think it is a Russula…
the cap was very viscid, like Oudemansiella.
almost slimey…

it probably is a Oudemansiella species, imo…
however, i have no idea which one it could be.
the color is really bizzare…
and as stated, the stipe texture i have never encountered before…

i still have the samples…
i’ll scope them as soon as they are dry.

Call me crazy
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-11 12:04:33 PDT (-0700)

but what was the texture like?

The bumpy-viscid and sulcate caps, along with the cleanly broken stalks
in both photos, widely spaced gills and lack of a partial veil anywhere
remind me of some of the Russula that I saw in Costa Rica.

In my experience the thin-fleshed, wood-dwelling Russula are more
common in the tropics and have a ‘look’ that is very foreign to people
who are familiar with temperate-zone members of the genus (like me).