Cap, gills and stipe orange- cinnamon brown
Mature specimens- uplifted margin
Odor- maple syrup
Cap: red-maroon, convex, depressed in age, margin irregular
Gills: white-light yellow, adnate
Stalk: pink, even-tapered at base
Pushing humus up with its large white cap, growing under conifers by TESC dorms.
Found scattered in humus.
This Russula was emerging from the pine straw in an area where I have found many similar. The red cap, white gills and thick white stalk are all consistent with others in the area. I did not disturb it. Eventually, I will come back and try to ID this type further.
Location: Yauger Park, Olympia WA
General Characteristics: Smells like maple. Latex is white. Entire specimen red/brown.
Location: 47.0236, Long.-124.1641
General Characteristics: stipe white, gills yellow/white, and the cap is rose purple.
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"),...