When: 2010-10-09

Collection location: Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

ID’d by John Plishke at Camp Sequanota foray in Somerset County, PA. The dense moss was very hard; some mushrooms were imploding just to get through. One photo includes a red russula doing the same thing.


fiberous cap
Russula on left
Great resistance from
thick moss mat
cap held by moss,
stipe splits
Great resistance from
thick moss mat

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