Identification: Mushroom on calcareous soil in W Crete

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Fidel, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Fidel

    Fidel Active Member

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    This was found last October at the edge of woodland in the upper slopes of a limestone gorge in western Crete. The photos are taken on-the run, keeping up with a walking group, and so the detail is not as good as I would like. Any guidance will be welcome.
     

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    Frog Well-Known Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Greetings Fidel,
    This is a Russula mushroom, an often challenging group to get to species. But if you can locate a regional guide, that can help to point out frequently appearing species, in case that might include yours.
    cheers,
    frog
     
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    Thanks Frog. I've been through a checklist of Greek macrofungi and, purely (and dangerously, I know) on physical features, am drawn to R. maculata.

    Thanks again - a great help.
     

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