Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]
SOMA foray for the month of October. Around 50 people showed up to forage. Even with the dry conditions, 36 species were collected incuding some of the BEST of the edibles!
Russula densifolia is suppose to have thin, crowded gills that stay supple. R. nigricans has thick, distant gills that are always brittle and break easily. Later R. nigricans can be recognized by the blackening that starts on the gill edge and the gills have a yellow cast, where as R. densifolia remain white before aging blackish brown.
How did you decide between R. nigricans and R. densifolia in this case.