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Observation 473201: Russula Pers.

This beautiful specimen was found in under Blackjack oak and Pinus rigida in the sandy, acidic soil of the NJ Pine Barrens. It was about 4 cm in diameter. The waxy gills are close and have yellowish edges. Only a few areas of gill forking noted. The taste was mild and the cuticle peeled 1/2. The base of the stem is bright yellow which did not seem to be hypomyces, but part of the stem.
This specimen closely resembles this MO post that Steven Russell identified as Russula sp-IN99.
Also resembles Sigrid Jacobs post

Thanks Sigrid Jacob for help.



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Used references: Kibby Fatto key
Based on microscopic features: spores are in the Q-R color range and measure 6-8×5-5.5 microns. Small warts with few connections

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Collection sent to Sigrid Jacob for sequencing 10/18/2021
By: Liz Broderick (Liz Broderick)
2021-10-17 13:32:37 CDT (-0400)

Similar to Sigrid Jacob’s MO post 378172 from Staten Island. NY and Steven Russell’s MO post 15936262 from Indiana.