Observation 45556: Russula mariae Peck

When: 2010-05-18

Collection location: Bluestone State Park, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

Specimen available

Found growing under White Oak /Hickory. First Russula of spring. several dozen where in the higher ridges on south sloping slopes. These are very variable in color but all have similar characteristic, Caps are Red to cream with violet tinges. cuticle peeling easily. Taste mildly acrid spore print cream

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Bluestone State Park Summers Co. West Virginia’ to ‘Bluestone State Park, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA


spore shot

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Recognized by sight: found in Oak Hickory
Based on microscopic features: Spores subglobose 7 microns warts and ridges.
Based on chemical features: cap surface orange in KOH

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