When: 2007-01-04

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

These beautiful mushrooms were found in an open grassy area surrounded by madrone and oak. One was exposed and had a slimy pileus. The others were moist but without slime. Gills are notched. Stipe breaks like chalk. Fragile, easily broken.


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Russula maculata
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-01-07 23:38:44 CST (-0500)

Russula maculata is a good place to start because of the rosy pink margin on the cap and brittle flesh. At least the photo looks like it broke into pieces.