Observation 24727: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-12-06

Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]

Who: Nadine (nadine modad)

No specimen available

Fruiting body: Cap: broadly convex, becoming flat in age with a broad central depression, purple violet to lavender-violet, slightly sticky when wet then dry. Stalk: simple to clavate, white with rose-purple smudges. Gills: adnate (square) and forked at the point of attachment to the stalk, creamy-buff.
Dimensions: Cap: around 9cm across. Stalk: around 12cm tall and 3.5-4cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: creamy-white in mass. Globose to subglobose, ornamented, 7.5-10µm. Basidia 4-spored. Cystidia present, clavate and thick-walled.
Occurrence: solitary to scattered, on humus-rich ground under cedar trees next to path in cedar area.
Comments and Observations: Chemical test: positive with KOH (yellow). Odor: mild, pleasant.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’


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This might be R.violeipes
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-26 08:49:25 PDT (-0700)

but I am by no way familiar with Western Asian species and btw, it is not possible to tell by picture alone. You also don’t mention about the taste which is a very important criterion. And you need to investigate the cap cuticle too.

Any suggestions
By: Nadine (nadine modad)
2009-08-25 12:25:18 PDT (-0700)

for the species