Observation 52122: Russula Pers.

When: 2010-09-05

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

45.802313° -77.135825°

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found in Zone 45. The characteristics of being brittle, having no latex, and having no lamellulae indicate the genus. Brown cap, pale stipe and gills but some brown staining on the latter.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-09-07 01:18:57 PDT (-0700)

I didn’t check the stipe interior in longitudinal section, and the specimen will be long gone before I can get back there (bad weather).

I also didn’t taste it. I have hygiene issues with putting anything found lying around in the wild, unfiltered and unprepared in any way, into my mouth, as I imagine would be true of many people. :-)

Just an idea
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-09-06 23:55:05 PDT (-0700)

It reminds of Russula mustelina (mild, with a slightly bitter aftertaste?). Check if the interior of the stem looks like it does in these pictures:

Any thoughts?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-09-06 23:43:38 PDT (-0700)

A drab brown Russula is somewhat unusual. :)

Created: 2010-09-05 23:48:10 PDT (-0700)
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