Observation 142319: Russula

When: 2013-08-11

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

No specimen available

Mild taste. With Blue Spruce.


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Used references: “Mushrooms of Northwest North America”, by Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen, p. 212.

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cap color / discoloration
By: Hamilton (ham)
2013-08-12 20:53:53 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the help Daniel, as always. These remained white when cut. The caps on these start off orange, reddish-orange at the center. Russula claroflava has a yellow cap surface for the most part, I’ve read, so it couldn’t be that one.

Said to have odor of Galium boreale
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-12 20:21:07 CDT (-0400)

but easily missed. Also known as bedstraw, a kind of herbaceous vine/weed of spring, collected by pioneers to make bedding from.

Flesh should discolor to gray when sliced.

No odor
By: Hamilton (ham)
2013-08-12 00:35:11 CDT (-0400)

No odor that I could detect, but my allergies were pretty bad that day. I almost wanted to say these were a Lactarius because of the umbo, but they exuded no latex.

Any herbaceous odor?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-08-11 22:17:15 CDT (-0400)

Maybe like bedstraw?