Observation 20065: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-08-29

Collection location: Peace River Area, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available

Spore print white…taste acrid-hot but not intensely so…..if rated from 0-10 I would give it about 8 with emetica as 10,,,,,


Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch

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It’s OK
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-10 00:53:21 PDT (-0700)

I was not complaining about your comment; I just needed to vent somewhere about Google’s slow but steady decline in usefulness in recent years, most of which stems from allowing cloaking and allowing “spammy” results in the organic search listings. Really, if a site wants their choice of summary text and to be on the first page of results, they should have to pay for the privilege of being one of the “sponsored” links.

sorry, Paul,
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-08-09 23:45:59 PDT (-0700)

sometimes I don’t think of using understandable terms instead of those scientific ones. I promise to try to do so in future ….

Yea guess what
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-09 19:53:22 PDT (-0700)

to day I found another better specimen ie not as old and I am, making a spore print so we will soon see!!!!! I also wrote down some macro features

Google has jumped the shark.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-09 18:51:24 PDT (-0700)

Look at these utterly useless synopses. This is because Google no longer bothers to enforce rules against “cloaking” — giving Googlebot different text from what’s shown to users — and sites exploit that to make the synopsis into a teaser to force users to click through and be bombarded with ads and malware.

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After more clicking than really should’ve been necessary, I gather that “an exsiccat” means a dried specimen. :)

Found near birch near aspen
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-09 15:36:06 PDT (-0700)

If I can find a new specimen growing in that area I will make a spore print and keep it

no chance!
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-08-09 11:58:39 PDT (-0700)

Indeed, as gerhard say: Unknown Russulas are usually indeterminable as long as you don’t have sporeprint colour, taste and an exsiccat. Yours is not R. sanguinea in my opinion, because in that species the gills are tending to by broadly downwards attached (looks like they are running down the stem a little bit)

I guess
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-09 13:48:35 PDT (-0700)

you cannot solve this problem via default. Even experts in Russula are often unable to get to species level and as there are a bunch more mushrooms in North America than in Europe and here we have about 200 Russulas I think you will need exact description, spore print and all and first of all a herbarium specimen and above all a Russulogist to send to to come to a conclusion…

Yes you do need more and here it is
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-04-09 13:29:55 PDT (-0700)

I found these under aspen and thats wy I don’t call them R. sanguinea….
and the spores were cream color and I did not find them in the spring but in the fall (september)
acrid or bitter: well I haven’t tasted it for a wile but I think it is acrid…
I have done some study on it but I can’t find anything writen down…

Let’s pile it up — classic sanguinea, minus some key info…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-04-09 11:37:40 PDT (-0700)

Let me pile up on the stampede here — these look like a classic
sanguinea to me. If they were collected now then even more
because they’re one of the very few Russula that fruits in the
Spring too in good conditions. But we need a bit more decent
information to start with — pine hosts, acridity — people asked
already for that key info…

Too big and sturdy for sanguinea
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-09 01:13:45 PDT (-0700)

It looks more like lepida with the cracking cap surface, broad stem and very pale gills. The taste should be more bitter than acrid, though.
Mycorrhizal with broadleaved trees, mainly Fagus and Quercus in Europe.

R. sanguinea
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-04-09 00:25:16 PDT (-0700)

If these were under pine, I’d call them R. sanguinea.

Not sure about that one.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-04-08 21:48:17 PDT (-0700)

R. sanguinea has yellow spores, also found under pine. Were these under pine? But I find with the guys we usually call R. sanguinea around here, that the gills go rather yellow in age, these are staying rather white.

Russula sanguinea?
By: Boleslaw Kuznik (Bolek)
2009-04-08 21:43:48 PDT (-0700)
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-04-08 19:43:37 PDT (-0700)

they were acrid ….. may be R. lepida group?

Were these acrid?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-04-08 19:06:49 PDT (-0700)

Are these acrid or not?