Observation 161743: Russula Pers.

Possibly another Russula. Cap 4cm, stipe 5cm (short thick and widening at base.)
Found growing in forest floor soil and leaf litter. Several species showing (at early stage of maturity) in nearby surrounds.


Two micrographs added of a section cut from the top of the cap through to the gills area. I also did a micrograph at the highest magnification, but it seemed to be less descriptive. Melzers reagent used in both images.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: One of the cool ones, check microscopic and molecular features. I would like to see how the sequences compare to some of my Mexican collections and everything in genbank.

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-01-29 21:58:58 CST (-0600)

Russula earlei, a primitive North American Russula.

The pielipellis is interesting
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-03-24 00:36:39 CST (-0600)

but lameller cystidia and spores in melzers would be better. But I don’t have any literature on the Russula in Australia, so it wouldn’t do me a whole lot of good. I asked a Russula expert, maybe he will have an idea.

Attention Alan Rockefellow

Alan, have loaded two micrographs of cap to gills section. Can you view the micrographs and comment please. Melzers reagent used. Chow, kk

Comment for Alan.

I do hope to do some microscopy in the near future. Have a couple of lectures to do in the meantime. They are taking up my valuable shrooming time. I will post my finds as soon as I can Alan. Thanks for your comments as always. Chow, kk

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