Observation 30321: Russula fragrantissima Romagn.

When: 2009-12-14

Collection location: Canyon, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: BakerSt10

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-39% (3)
Recognized by sight: Growing with Pine, Manzanita, Chinquapin
34% (5)
Recognized by sight: did it have a particular smell?
54% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Went back today and checked it again, The cap was more tan colored and it had the maraschino cherry smell.

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there is more than one russula out there…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-15 21:00:20 CST (-0500)

I also collected the brown one you described, prob. R. amoenolens or something of its ilk.

I just collected this same material…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-15 20:58:35 CST (-0500)

spore print pending; ID attempt tomorrow.

It is absolutely not a fragrantissima tho…fragrantissima is one of the rare, readily recognizeable russulas, that smells strongly of maraschino cherries in youth, plus it’s big and brownish-yellow and has prominant raised striations at the cap edge.
this is something different, but definitely interesting.

By: BakerSt10
2009-12-15 07:44:21 CST (-0500)

No noticable smell

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