When: 2009-01-05

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

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Used references: keyed out in Mushrooms Demystified; taste mild; slowly bruises to reddish brown on stem and cap; gills almost free; found in mixed conifer forest ~3 miles inland

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I wonder..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-01-06 05:21:09 CST (-0500)

Russula claroflava is a species that grows with birch and prefers swampy places.
Easy to recognize when it’s a bit old and has turned black on gill edges and cap margin, and also in the flesh a few hours after it’s been cut.
Do you even have claroflava in California? Maybe, but I’m sure you have other yellow species too.