Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 2811
Taxon: Russula paxilloides Earle
Family: Russulaceae
Collector: Douglas Smith   MUOB 2811   
Date: 2007-03-11
Verbatim Date: 2007-3-11
Locality: United States, California, Palo Alto, Los Trancos Preserve
37.3302  -122.18
Elevation: 540-670 meters (1771-2198ft)
Description: Original observation #2811 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: Ok, not sure about these, like I say with almost every Russula sighting... These are good size, and have exactly the same taster at the R. simillima I've been calling the other ones, taking 10-20 secs. to build up to acrid, and then not quite as acrid as R. cremoricolor. The caps are kinda purple-red when young, but then fade to a light lilac-pink in the older ones. I even found some really old beat up whitish ones near by, but they were too beat up tell if they are the same maybe, or just some old R. cremoricolor.
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 518172e7-b2ca-4b3c-9cd6-47f900a2e09c
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
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