Observation 30047: Russula Pers.

When: 2009-12-07

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Fruiting in a tightly clustered group (one of several) among pine, live oak, black oak, manzanita. Outer stipe bruises bright red instantly, then brown in 10 minutes. When cut, the flesh turned dark pink/light red instantly (1), then light gray (2) to dark gray (3). The numbers correspond to the dissected view. Taste was mildly spicy. I was having so much fun recording the color changes that I forgot to measure anything, but the cap was about 4". Gills were a dingy, creamy white, free, close, mostly equal and bruise pale red then gray then black.



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Best bet may be Russula densifolia
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-12-10 21:40:12 PST (-0800)

Other candidates are R. nigricans or R. dissimulans. However, the latter two have subdistant to distant gills while R. densifolia gills are listed as close to crowded.

beautiful Deb!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-10 20:43:20 PST (-0800)

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