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Observation 146607: Russula Pers.


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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-29 03:16:24 PDT (-0700)

Fort Stevens is a great place for finding Rhizopogon occidentalis, on top of the sand. Almost everywhere. And some not so common Rhizopogons and other hypogeous things, too.

By: Jonathan Salmon (Ganzig)
2013-09-28 20:45:38 PDT (-0700)

It was the end of a very epic day. Probably the best day hunting in many years.

Found a Lactarius deliciosus group that I had never found, many pounds of chants gold and white, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca, A. muscaria, Hydnellum cauruleum, Hydnellum peckii and many many more.

The mushroom gods were shining on us that day. I was a bit tired when I found that Lactarius.

Don’t feel bad.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-28 20:33:19 PDT (-0700)

I went mushroom hunting last Wednesday. Foumd a bunch of what I thought were Russulas. Cut them just to be sure. Was surprised most were Lactarii.

By: Jonathan Salmon (Ganzig)
2013-09-28 20:06:09 PDT (-0700)

I assumed it was a Russula.

If I see it I will certainly grab them.

Heading back
By: Jonathan Salmon (Ganzig)
2013-09-28 20:03:03 PDT (-0700)

I doubt Ill find it again.

I wish now that I had cut the gills. I need an ID check list to go through.

Been hunting for years and still forget easy stuff like smell, taste, and reactions.


Scrobiculations. Yes.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-27 18:02:51 PDT (-0700)

Under gills. Base of stipe. Left-hand of stipe. In second photo.

Don’t see any glandules
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-09-27 16:44:09 PDT (-0700)

and just want to point out that glandules are not an indicator of Lactarius vs Russula, maybe you meant scrobiculations (the pits and potholes look)?

Wish you have collected this.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-27 16:17:41 PDT (-0700)

We appear to be having a bumper crop of Lactarius this year. This obs. would have been interesting had a scratch been made on the stipe, or a cut been made in the cap, and any latex been shown.

The second photo seems to show gladules on the stipe: a pretty good indicator of Lactarius. Many of these are keyed out by what color of latex, and whether it ages to another color.