Bright yellow cap with creamy gills and white stem. All russulas are ringless, and grow on the ground.
Very large mushroom; easily crumbles, especially the gills. This russula tends to grow in groups, starts out white and becomes blackish as it matures or bruises. The specimen I picked smelled just like freshly cooked shrimp.
Hypomyces lactiflorum & Lactarius indigo
Pretty medium sized mushroom. Suede-like orange cap with creamy yellowish gills that are attached to the stem. If the gills are disturbed, a white latex leaks out. The stem is soft orange. This mushroom grows on the ground.
Camino a ANP Piedras Bola, Ahualulco de Mercado, Jalisco.
The Russulaceae are a family of fungi in the order Russulales. According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 1243 species. Its species typically have fruit bodies with friable, chalk-like stalks, that break with a distinct crack, somewhat like a carrot but with porous flesh (see below). Microscopically, the cells are not all long thin hyphae, which would provide strength and more fibrous appearance when broken. Instead, the flesh contains also many large spherical cells ("sphaerocysts"),...