Observation 23894: Russula parvovirescens Buyck, D. Mitch. & Parrent

When: 2009-08-02

Collection location: Hawn State Park, Sainte Genevieve Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: See this description: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_parvovirescens.html This is definitely blue-green and does have a lined cap margin.

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By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-09 11:47:06 EDT (-0400)
Quote from MushroomExpert.com Russula Virescens page
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-07 17:11:51 EDT (-0400)

By Michael Kuo:

The traditional concept of Russula virescens calls for a beautiful green russula with a quilted pattern on its cap surface, found under chestnuts and other hardwoods in Europe (the species was originally named in Germany) and North America. However, if you have paid much attention to what’s going on in the world of mushroom taxonomy these days, you will probably not be surprised to hear that the traditional concept turns out to be pretty inaccurate.

Russula virescens, it turns out, is strictly a European species; in North America “the virescens-crustosa group is much more complex than suspected and embraces at least a dozen taxa in the eastern US” (Buyck & collaborators, 2006). Most of these DNA-defined species have yet to be published, but Russula parvovirescens, with its blue-green colors and very large patches, is one that can be fairly easily recognized without a sequencing laboratory. As for the rest, we have no choice but to call them “Russula virescens” and “Russula crustosa” for now, while we await further publications.

From: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_virescens.html

Here is a link to the article that he cites:

Russula parvovirescens sp. nov., a common but ignored species in the eastern United States

Bart Buyck Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Systematics and Evolution Department, UMS 602–Post Box 39, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

Donna Mitchell WV DNR Wildlife Diversity Program, PO Box 67, Ward Road, Elkins, West Virginia 26241

Jeri Parrent Department of Biology, Duke University, Biological Sciences Building Room 139, Durham, North Carolina 27708


I’ve not examined this microscopically & lack the specimen so final
determination is uncertain, but the macro characteristics are suggestive.

How about………….?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-07 16:42:27 EDT (-0400)

differ from Russula virescens?

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