Observation 49642: Russula ventricosipes Peck

When: 2010-06-30

Collection location: North Falmouth, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Definitely had reddish marks on the stipe, but I wouldn’t call it pruinose. However, it matches the photo in the Mushrooms of Cape Cod very well. Had the almondy slightly fetid odor.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:50 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘North Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA’ to ‘North Falmouth, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA



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Used references: Mushrooms of Cape Cod and the National Seashore by Bessette, Bessette and Neill.
Mushrooms of Northeastern North America by Bessette, Bessette and Fischer.

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-08-06 03:27:09 MST (-0700)

Russula mutabilis is a common summer lookalike on Cape Cod but the stipe on that doesn’t taper to a point like these.

Most of the time you see this mushroom it’s buried under the sand.

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