Observation 18532: Russula Pers.

When: 2009-01-24

Collection location: Villa O’Higgins, Aisén, Chile [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

Looks more like a Lactarius to me, but even the fresh one I found later showed no latex at all. Just growing under leaves on the ground in damp forest. CAP 2-8" wide, smooth; FLESH white, brittle, thick; STIPE stubby, breaking like chalk; GILLS free, creamy, bruising brown; no taste or odor or latex.

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70% (3)
Recognized by sight
53% (2)
Used references: http://www.chilefungi.cl/album/rus_fueguiana.htm (mentions that there are only three truly Chilean agaricoid Russula, and since I’ve seen a purple and a yellow one, this must be the third, white one!)

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It obviously belongs to the Ingratae
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-26 23:53:34 CST (+0800)

they are in the vicinity of Russula delica, chloroides, brevipes and so on…

May be Russula brevipes
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-02-17 07:07:17 CST (+0800)

Do you have David Arora’s book
Mushrooms Demystified? it would probably help you identify it.