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Observation 8693: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-08-06

Collection location: Manchester Forest, England [Click for map]

Who: Flip (urbanchaos)

No specimen available

mushrooms needing identification, 16437 was found in a forest in clusters, in a dark shady area under what seemed to be fir trees as the floor was covered in dead pine needles., stem did snap, currently trying a spore print however it seems that slugs really love the taste of this as theres not much left lol. It also has a bit of a rubber feel to it

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:07 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘UK Manchester Forest’ to ‘Manchester Forest, England’


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By: Flip (urbanchaos)
2009-01-16 15:17:47 PST (-0800)

it seems darker on top in this picture but it was more of a gray, i thought it was a charcoal burner (if thats the right name)- Russula cyanoxantha but still not sure. its gone to fungi heaven now lol

Hmmmm, snaps and rubbery?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-07 08:48:45 PDT (-0700)

The older the mushroom, the less likely that you’ll get a spore print, slugs notwithstanding. Rubbery is not a feature associated with Russula. Not sure what you have here…

Gills brittle?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-06 15:01:15 PDT (-0700)

Does stem snap! like a piece of chalk? could be a russula, a white gilled, white spored species.

Try separating out your sightings; there are too many species in this photo series!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-06 14:32:44 PDT (-0700)