Observation 7931: Russula Pers.

This fungi is definately out of my league. It doesnt seem to belong to any group. Each time I get close to an ID something just doesnt match. Again I am pretty sure it had gills , but I cant be sure what colour. No annulus that I can see, and their isnt a lot of information in the image to help with an ID. The stem is not as sharp as I would have wished. I do regret my ignorance. It keeps coming back tobite me. Oh again to the foray.


Copyright © 2007 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

75% (3)
Recognized by sight
24% (2)
Used references: B. Fuhrer P 169 (A field Guide to Australian Fungi)
Suggested by Dmitriy Bochkov (D.Boch.)

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Great oratory. Man of my own heart!

Russula it is, yes. In the Heterophyllidia group.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-06-16 02:18:19 CDT (-0400)

I only saw this collection due to Rod’s “latest comment”. I’d bet my
6-th finger on my 3-rd leg that this is in the “greenish” Russulas
group of Heterophyllidia. In a brazen and mycologically imprudent mood
I’d even suggest R. virescens — the cracked pilleus with greenish
tints is most distinctive. There is something in this group from
Australia, called Russula kalimna.

Anyway, have fun. And Ian, please remember that what’s in “your
league” and what not, is entirely a matter of choice. “Yours”, that
is. Make the right one! learn some basics and have even more
fun. There are not that many pros who’d break their legs to suggest a
precise name for an Australian collection.

D. www.mushroomhobby.com
Maybe it’s a Russula?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-06-15 13:07:35 CDT (-0400)

The habit, the dull white of the stipe, the striate cap margin, and the breakup of the cuticle reminds me of North American russulas.