Observation 22856: Russula Pers.

Found growing in moss under Eastern Hemlock. The flesh is very acrid burning for some time flesh very fragile breaking apart easily. spore print is white.


Proposed Names

-6% (3)
Recognized by sight: Found grwoing in moss under Eastern Hemlock
Used references: David Arora Mushrooms Dymystifyed page 98-99
Based on microscopic features: spores round amyloid with warts about 9 microns
56% (1)
Used references: http://www.mushroomobserver.org/22838 recent, looks similar, from same area
85% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Fles very Acrid burning for a good 20 min
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-07-04 00:15:35 CDT (-0400)

I don’t believe its R aerugina because the flesh is mild on that one and spore print is different it is yellowish to cream colored Where as this specimen has a white spore print. Also the spores are more elliptical on this specimen than R aeruginea.

This is very small russula only 3 cm
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-07-04 00:08:38 CDT (-0400)

I figured it was R. fragilis because of the size and flesh. Its flesh is very fragile. I was reading that R fragilis comes in many color forms. What makes this not fragilis.?

Not R. fragilis
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-07-03 23:46:12 CDT (-0400)

But I do not know which Russula it is…