Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 238746
Taxon: Russula sericeonitens Kauffman
Family: Russulaceae
Collector: I. G. Safonov   MUOB 238746   
Date: 2016-05-14
Verbatim Date: 2016-5-14
Locality: United States, New Jersey, Burlington, Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
39.8972  -74.5514
Description: Original observation #238746 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: > A gregarious group of 15-17 fruiting bodies (one cluster of 5 fbs with overlapping caps!) growing in moss under pitch pines at the intersection of Coopers Rd and Norlemon Rd > The largest & oldest sporocarp had a cap of ~8 cm; younger mature sporocaps had ~5 cm caps > The beautifully-colored deep red-violet cuticle peeled >3/4, almost to the center > Gills white, crowded; some forking near the base and occasional forking elsewhere; lamellulae absent > Spore print white > Odor nil > Taste mild > Old 10% FeSO4 on stipe surface = negative > Old 1.7% Guaiac Tincture on stipe surface = bluish-green in 5-10 sec. > Keyed out to R. sericeonitens in Kibby/Fatto and Kibby's online key at Russula News
Disposition: vouchered
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 798273e5-bd72-4b69-a4e0-99280ddfb83a
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