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Observation 141149: Russula aeruginea Fr.

When: 2013-07-27

Collection location: Pembroke, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

Notes:
On ground under balsam fir, birch , and hemlock. Cap 7 cm., green, sunken center. cuticle peels half way to center. Gills whitish. Stem 4 cm. × 1-1.5 cm., white, swollen base which bruises brown. No distinctive odor, taste mild to very slowly hot.

Images

Stem pink with iron salts
Cap orange with KOH

Proposed Names

86% (1)
Used references: Kuo, M. (2009, March). Russula aeruginea. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_aeruginea.html
Based on chemical features: Cap surface orange with KOH. Stem surface pink with iron salts.

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