Observation 239647: Russula

Notes:
Growing a long a trail running through a hardwood forest. Red & white oaks, beech and ash in the immediate vicinity. Taste is mild, odor is very pleasant. Specimens in the hands of Nina & John Burghardt. Additional details could be posted later.
Collection description by J. & N. Burghardt:
“The closest we could get with Ray’s key is Russula sulcatipes. Caps were 4-5 cm, dull brown, flat (slightly uplifted near margin, sunken over the disk but with a prominent umbo which is reddish brown. Stipe is white, 30 mm by 10 mm widening to 15 mm at base, with fine longitudinal lines. Gills white to cream, narrow, close, with some forking near the stipe, a few long lamellulae. Spore deposit sparse, probably white to light cream. Spores are 7-9 × 6-7 microns, warts are small, a few lines to partial reticulum. It fit Ray’s description fairly well, except that Ray calls the gills “subdistant” and notes “conspicuous longitudinal ridges”. Also, he describes the stipe as “milky white”; however, ours had some discoloration by the time we looked at it in the evening."

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Used references: Keys to NE Russulas by Kibby & Fatto

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