Observation 22816: Russula parvovirescens Buyck, D. Mitch. & Parrent

When: 2009-07-02

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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copper tone
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-06 23:47:20 BST (+0100)

According to Smithsonian Handbooks Mushrooms (2002), R. crustosa is distinguished from R. virescens by “orange tones in its cap”. The orange and the green together reminds me of tarnished copper. Blue and gold tones are also sometimes present, as in this observation:

By: Dave in NE PA
2009-07-03 21:56:48 BST (+0100)

lists the main macro difference between R. crustosa and R. parvovirescens (R. virescens in Phillips) as being cream spore print vs. white spore print. So good luck with that distinction! He also mentions that R. crustosa has “abundant facial gill cystidia.” I have always called the quilted ones that are mainly tan or yellow “crustosa” and the green ones “(parvo)virescens.”

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