Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 372663
Taxon: Russula vinacea Burl.
Family: Russulaceae
Collector: Dave W   MUOB 372663   
Date: 2019-07-05
Verbatim Date: 2019-7-5
Locality: United States, Pennsylvania, Sweet Valley
41.2922  -76.1263
Description: Original observation #372663 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: Alongside path between oaks and hemlocks. Cuticle peels 50%. Taste acrid (but not strongly so). Spore print white. Spores 7-9.5 x 6-7.5. Spines with heights up to about 1.0 micron, a few faint connections found. Mushroom Expert says the "very thin ridges creating patterns and partial reticula", although the spore photo accompanying the ME description appears to show no connections. Other sources claim the thin connections should form a reticulatum. I did not observe this (scoped spores twice). I'm guessing this trait is elusive, and perhaps 400x magnification is insufficient to see it.
Specimen Images
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: f817f3a2-1901-4c92-ac54-a3c303fa32ff
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
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