Observation 9993: Russula Pers.

When: 2008-08-23

Collection location: East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: J. Williams (jwilliams)

No specimen available



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63% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-37% (4)
Used references: Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen’s Mushrooms of Northwest North America states this mushroom usually (but not always) has a dark center. It is, as the name implies, a fragile, easily broken species. The only problem I have with the description is no mention of what appears to be a pinkish coloration near the base of the stipe.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-07 18:02:25 GMT (+0000)

of info is taste (mild, acrid, bitter), spore colour (can be guessed sometimes).
In this key:
you will find seven characters to check before you start using the microscope.

Do not expect the key to include every North American species of Russula, but try it and see if Russula cremeirosea remains in the list of possible species..?

I found this picture of a Russula looking a lot like yours, but can of course not be sure that the ID is correct:

Just a suggestion to get a bit further. At least it’s an american species, described (poorly) by Murrill, originally found under oak in Florida.

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