Observation 23116: Russula laurocerasi Melzer

When: 2009-07-11

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave in NE PA

No specimen available

Compare with obs 23065. These were found in a different area, but are similarly pale to 23065. Spore print is very pale yellowish. Spores under scope are very distinctive, globose with long spines giving the appearance of little “sunbursts.” Odor of this collection was faint and not as pleasant as 23065. Third pic shows KOH reaction.


Dull orange with KOH.

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Used references: Phillips
Based on microscopic features: Globose spores with large spines.
Based on chemical features: KOH turns cap surface orange.
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