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Observation 98898: Russula eccentrica Peck

When: 2012-07-01

Collection location: Seven Tubs Natural Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Widely spaced gills, solid texture, and dirty whitish color seemed to suggest the red – to – black staining types. But no bruising or staining observed. Except for color, fits the description of R. earlei.


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Update…. I do have the mushroom.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-04 09:14:17 CDT (-0400)

Thought I had tossed it into the compost, but the cap never made it that far. So the sliced cap (no stipe) is now dehydrating.

Thanks Dave
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-07-04 08:58:09 CDT (-0400)

This mushroom just happened to come up in conversation on the day you posted it so I thought to ask if you saved it.

Sorry Bill, didn’t save this one.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-03 21:23:22 CDT (-0400)

If I get back to the collections site on Friday, I’ll look for another one.

Did you happen to save this mushroom Dave?
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-07-03 16:59:28 CDT (-0400)

As per Christian’s comments the CA version of this mushroom is quite different from the eastern Peck mushroom by this name and there are those who are interested in the differences and they would like some east coast material

There were a few classic style chanterelles in the vicinity.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-03 07:42:43 CDT (-0400)

The russula was found partially buried on a fairly steep slope leading to a stream. I didn’t get any spores to drop from this one, so it’s likely an immature specimen. Maybe this is why no staining/bruising was observed on the gills.

Looks like a good match
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-07-02 20:28:17 CDT (-0400)

I wish we didn’t use that name for a taxon in CA that doesn’t look as much like these.

Any black staining or association with chanterelles?

Thanks Arkansas.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-02 12:05:53 CDT (-0400)

R. eccentrica matches this observation. Roody’s photos of young specimens are dead on.

The eratic reddish staining is evident on the cap, below the cuticle. No blackening of any part.

The gills on my specimen did not stain/bruise.