Observation 240156: Russula Pers.

When: 2015-12-11

Collection location: Riverview, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: dcslaugh (dcslaugh)

No specimen available

Notes:
How did it get a hole in it?

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dcslaugh,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-05-29 23:29:06 CDT (-0400)

It’s commendable that you strictly adhere to the preserve’s instructions, but it seems that these so-called “conservationists” in your preserve don’t understand that a mushroom is not a plant and that carefully plucking a few mushrooms (which are nothing but ephemeral reproductive structures) out of the ground will not really harm anything. I wonder how much paper these bureaucrats go through while drafting their regulations, forgetting paper used to be trees.

It is hard to get an shot of underside but not impossible-
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2016-05-29 22:50:25 CDT (-0400)

-the gills or pores and their attachment to the stem are important characteristics. Also information on habitat.

Question
By: dcslaugh (dcslaugh)
2016-05-29 22:45:18 CDT (-0400)

I’ve been taking them from the top and from the side to get a picture of the gills and stem. If it is tall enough (which is rare) I can get an underside shot. The preserves’ instructions usually are that they don’t like us to take anything from the preserve and that we can only take pictures. “Take only photos, leave only footprints.” If there are more angles that I should take other than those three, please let me know!

You are welcome :-)
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-05-29 22:22:59 CDT (-0400)

You surely make us work hard, pushing our ID skills and intuition to the limit. Hint: more pix from different angles is always better.

I see! Thank you!
By: dcslaugh (dcslaugh)
2016-05-29 22:15:43 CDT (-0400)

And thanks for your great work on all of these IDs!!

Holed mushrooms…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-05-29 22:09:23 CDT (-0400)

…are common. Lots of things like to eat them. :-)