Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 151373
Taxon: Russula perlactea Murrill
Family: Russulaceae
Collector: I. G. Safonov   MUOB 151373   
Date: 2013-11-05
Verbatim Date: 2013-11-5
Locality: United States, New Jersey, Burlington, Wharton State Forest
39.7325  -74.6815
Description: Original observation #151373 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: I already had a good idea what these might be when I first clapped my eyes on them. Nevertheless, I brought these home and went through the whole rigmarole with Kibby & Fatto. This one hit the bullseye when I assembled the code: EI/JKNPS. Boy, these tasted so hot they could easily rival L. piperatus. The spores were very white and ovoid, and my scope did reveal fine-line connectors forming a partial reticulum (the pic is blurry as usual at this magnification -- that's the camera's fault). Lugol's did a superb job bringing out the ornamentation details at optimal condenser settings. Who needs Melzer's you cannot even procure anymore for Russula identification? :)
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: c7ae9af0-dcc9-42d1-a361-62161ea78c7d
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