Observation 223067: Russula Pers.

When: 2015-11-08

Collection location: Cape May Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Luke Smithson (Mycofreak )

No specimen available

Cap: 82 mm wide, cuticle peels 1/3
Gills: Thick, forking throughout
Stipe: 60 mm long, tapering downward
Spores: White, short spines w/ no reticulation
5×6um – 7-8um
Taste: mild
Odor: just a mild fungal odor when fresh, but when dried smells like buttered popcorn

Collector: Igor Safonov



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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-16 13:38:12 CST (+0800)

This plantation happens to be one of few known sites of A. phalloides in New Jersey (according to RET). White pine is native to North America, but the source of the Death Cap population associated with this particular location/habitat is not clear to me. I need to ask Rod about it. What I am hinting at is that if the trees came from a particular nursery that was not in northeastern USA, perhaps other mycorrhizal fungi found in this pure stand of P. strobus, such as this and other russula species I collected there, are not native to this geographical area. Yes, I know, it’s far-fetched scenario, but I thought it would be useful to mention it anyway…

Seemed to match the species…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-11-16 13:22:33 CST (+0800)

R. subgraminicolor, except this one is reported as an oak associate.

Additional info
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-16 13:11:51 CST (+0800)

I would like to add that this single mushroom was collected from a very large CCC plantation of white pines dating back to the 1930’s. There where no other tree species in that area.

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