Observation 35013: Russula variata Banning



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Recognized by sight
Used references: Kuo
46% (3)
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26% (1)
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By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-03-24 13:30:44 PDT (-0700)


cf. means “compare to” (Lat. confere)— it is used in several contexts, but most often to note that something looks like something else, but this has not been confirmed or we may even know that they are not the same. One can also use aff. (Lat. affinis) to note affinity or similarity to some species.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-24 07:56:36 PDT (-0700)

“cf” is an abbreviation of the latin “confer”. Translated here, it means a Russula that can be compared with heterophylla.

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-03-24 06:58:51 PDT (-0700)

what does the “cf” in Russula cf…..mean?

The is a Green Russula in the same general Section.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-03-23 18:53:15 PDT (-0700)

Anthony, this does not resemble Russula virescens, not to mention that the
name is misapplied in North America. If you want a more general
name you can use R. cf. heterophylla. These are mild Russulas
with typically white to pale yellow spore color.


By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-03-23 18:01:08 PDT (-0700)

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the input.

It could be
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-23 17:28:11 PDT (-0700)

We all Know it not R. virescens. Kou gives a good explanation of that species http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_virescens.html. And it is quite different from this observation. Also R. virescens has a quilted cap. This observation clearly has no quilting. Second why I think it is R. variata because of where it is growing and if you look at he pics the dried leaves appear to be hard wood of some sort Hickory or Oak.

no spore print
By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-03-23 14:35:18 PDT (-0700)

Unfortunately I did not collect a print, I assumed this one would always be a maybe.

Doesn’t look like virescens
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-23 14:14:18 PDT (-0700)

and the reference to Kuo should have lead to something in this key instead:

what color is the spore print
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-03-23 11:13:00 PDT (-0700)

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