Observation 280868: Russula Pers.

When: 2017-06-28

Collection location: Larksville, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Caps 4 cm diameter; peels ~ halfway; crowded white gills.
Stipe 3-3.5 cm long x 9-10 mm at apex, solid and easily removed from pileus.
Taste mild; no odor.
No reaction to NH4OH or FeSO4.
Found closest to Quercus rubra and Betula lenta.
Photos of gills not clear enough to propose a high degree of confidence.


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Recognized by sight: A green russula is easy as pie to ID

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By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-07-07 02:45:53 +03 (+0300)

I must be losing it. Just checked my notes under chems. and noticed that I did not enter the reaction to KOH, which was cap yellowish in KOH. My apologies.
I’ll keep checking this spot and may find it again this year. Thanks for your help.

Hello, Phil
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-07-06 05:44:36 +03 (+0300)

I don’t think this is variata — I don’t see any forking gills.

Hello Igor.
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-07-06 05:20:15 +03 (+0300)

Bad images of gills and no spore print or spores with smash mount makes iding this difficult. But! The ease with which the stipe was removed from the pileus without damaging the gills led me to R. variata because of possible flexible gills. Went to the same location today but nothing there. Better luck next time.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-07-05 07:14:18 +03 (+0300)

I see a bloom on the cap surface. Maybe it’s modesta, but the color kinda deep for it. Variata should have lots of repeatedly forking gills.

I’ve been trying to
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-07-05 06:34:25 +03 (+0300)

call this R variata but I couldn’t edit it before you saw it.(-: Typing too fast, hit wrong key. Voila! Fungi enters the equation.

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