Observation 18795: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude

When: 2009-02-23

Collection location: southern Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Found several of these scattered in leaf debris; CAP 2-4", dry but with lots of dirt stuck to it so presumably viscid when fresher, context made of a dense mat of light brown fibrils over top of the vivid golden coloration; GILLS notched, pale yellow, with lots of faint cross-veins starting to grow along faces; STIPE short and bulbous, snapping like a Russula; OTHER no odor, flesh not bruising, no latex, not acrid, mycelia rather pinkish where attached in a narrow spot below the base of the stipe.

(number 0223.2, page 190)

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Recognized by sight: I would be very surprised if this really is a Russula! Another choice would be Cortinarius. Have you tried about splitting gills?

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-16 09:49:18 AEDT (+1100)

on second thought, such mature lamellae would almost certainly be showing rusty brown by now. still similar though…

looks like…
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-11-19 08:14:51 AEDT (+1100)

the love child of a porcini and man on horseback!

Jeez, Jason, now you’re giving RUSSULAS a good name! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-02-25 03:53:49 AEDT (+1100)

gorgeous gills on this one.

I think that you are having way too much fun down there. thanks for sharing your ongoing sightings, on a regular basis, with we fungal-junkies to the north.

and thanks for answering Doug’s favorite question on this one…but can you EAT it? altho mild or not, it might just be too pretty to eat…

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