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Mushroom - Russula sp. Super bright red cap that was smooth, conical, and dry. It had a slight central depression. Gills were white and close. The stipe was white. <br />
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Habitat: Growing alone on the ground in a mixed forest, in an area dominated by pine, eastern hemlock, and oak.<br />
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Habitat: Growing alone on the ground in a mixed forest dominated by eastern hemlock and oak.<br />
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Mushroom - Russula sp.

Super bright red cap that was smooth, conical, and dry. It had a slight central depression. Gills were white and close. The stipe was white.

Habitat: Growing alone on the ground in a mixed forest, in an area dominated by pine, eastern hemlock, and oak.


Mushroom - Russula sp. Super bright red cap that was smooth, conical, and dry. It had a slight central depression. Gills were white and close. The stipe was white. <br />
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Habitat: Growing alone on the ground in a mixed forest dominated by eastern hemlock and oak.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65833/the_vomiting_russula_-_russula_emetica.html Geotagged,Russula,Summer,United States,red,russula

    comments (4)

  1. Out of curiosity (sorry to ask): how have you differentiated this species from the huge list of other red Russula? It was always my assumption that microscopy would be needed to get anywhere with these? Posted 3 years ago
    1. Good question, and you're absolutely right...these are insane to differentiate and this ID may be wrong. I went with R. emetica because last autumn, a more experienced, local mushroom person gave me some clues to look for with this species. But, of course, these features probably fit many other species too. Here are the features I went by: cherry-red, convex cap with slight central depression, spicy smell, peppery taste, cuticle that peeled easily from the cap, close white gills, and white stipe with slight longitudinal grooves that was hollow except for some pith. There was no flush on the stem and the cap wasn't wrinkly. And, it was growing in a mixed forest right in an area with lots of pine and hemlock.

      But......These features obviously can't determine species 100%. What do you think? Should I change it to Russula sp.?
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. I'm definitely not experienced enough with Russulas to say what is right!I I would ask someone in the Russula forum on Facebook before making a decision! Posted 3 years ago
        1. Good idea, thanks :) Posted 3 years ago

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Uploaded Sep 1, 2018. Captured Sep 1, 2018 10:30 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm