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Russula discovered by Marcel Roy (#637)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 17, 2011 @ 1:00 PM
Posted on: August 18, 2011 @ 7:50 AM (diff: 1 days)
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Russula - Around 750 worldwide species of mycorrhizal mushrooms compose the genus Russula. They are typically common, fairly large, and brightly colored - making them one of the most recognizable genera. The sticky cap is 3–10 cm (1¼–4 in) wide and a bright scarlet or cherry red in colour with finely ridged margins. The cuticle is readily peeled from the cap. It is initially convex, then later flat, or depressed. The stipe is up to 7 cm (3 in) long and 1 cm (½ in) wide, cylindrical and white.

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By foxy on 8/24/2011 8:45:35 AM

Another distinctive feature of the Russula is the (almost universal) plain white gills and stems under their variously coloured caps. The flesh is very brittle and the stems can be snapped like a piece of chalk. They are among the first to appear usually in August, marking the beginning of the mycorrhizal mushroom fruiting season.

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