Observation 399105: Russula aeruginea group

When: 2019-08-16

Collection location: Millbrook, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: cmy610

No specimen available

Notes:
Cap: Faded greenish cap with a brown central depression; approximately 6 cm
Gills: White; attaches
Stem: white; equal
Habitat: Mixed forest with mostly oak and pine

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Okay,
By: cmy610
2020-01-10 23:38:23 CST (+0800)

I think I can see the forked gills now, thanks. And, “intervenose gills”…I was wondering what those structures were called and am glad to have a name for them now! They are so cool. Thanks (again).

I see some forking near the stipe…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2020-01-10 23:28:10 CST (+0800)

which is a trait seen in a variety of different Russula species. An interesting feature seen here is the prominently intervenose gills.

Sorry,
By: cmy610
2020-01-10 23:24:32 CST (+0800)

but are the gills in my photo forked? I can’t tell. Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it!

Russula variata…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2020-01-10 22:49:06 CST (+0800)

has gills that are forked at variable distances form the stipe. Some of the forks are usually found fairly close to the margin.