Observation 24050: Russula Pers.

When: 2009-08-06

Collection location: Peace River Area, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch

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Spore print is
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-10 17:40:54 MDT (-0600)

bone white (B) not quite pure white…..taste is acrid to hot when I tasted it but the burning goes away quickly after being spit out……I would rate is at about 8 …..on the scale from 0-10 with emetica group as 10

I think it is far to intensly coloured for pulchella
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-08-10 00:44:09 MDT (-0600)

Even when not discoloured that species is not as intensly red as the Russula shown here. In my opinion pulchella is not a choice.

Well I can’t quite say it is identical
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-09 21:07:00 MDT (-0600)

because I don’t have a spore print of the white one but it did smell the same and the gills looked similar…but it is not just a washed out specimen because the stalk is also white…and there is no color in the cap

If the whitish observation also is identical
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-09 17:28:46 MDT (-0600)

and in this collection older fruitbodies with paled out cap colors are then we can almost certain call it Russula exalbicans I guess.

Sure enough there is a birch
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-09 10:07:21 MDT (-0600)

one not too old birch tree 7 feet away! so now what shall we call it Russula queletii ?

No birches
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-07 11:49:03 MDT (-0600)

but I will check soon….there are poplar tress and willow also in the area

But I am almost convinced this belongs to section Sardoninae
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-07 11:39:37 MDT (-0600)

and there are symbionts with hardwoods too; as far as I have read most of them occur in your region too. But looking at the pix they all look like species confined to coniferes. Are there birches present? Then another possibility could be R. exalbicans.

Then a good choice would also be Russula queletii if this occurs there
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-07 11:33:44 MDT (-0600)
I also noted
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-07 11:29:14 MDT (-0600)

I strong fruit like smell to these….

no this one is not associated with pine
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-07 11:27:25 MDT (-0600)

because there is no pine in this area….BTW i find similarities to what seems to be a white form http://mushroomobserver.org/24049?search_seq=636181

But as Dimitar pointed out it looks like R.sanguinaria
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-07 11:22:54 MDT (-0600)

and this is mycorrhizal with pine trees.

No pine
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-07 11:13:17 MDT (-0600)

I don’t think it is Russula lepida…..

Is there any pine nearby?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-07 10:02:44 MDT (-0600)
Russula lepida is not hot
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-08-06 23:48:54 MDT (-0600)

Looks like R. sanguinea or similar.

this one is the same as
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-06 22:08:12 MDT (-0600)

http://mushroomobserver.org/20065?search_seq=635004 I found it in the exact same location