Although Russula, Lactarius and the other russuloid fungi show many affinities with other macromycetes, their study and description requires the use of some techniques which are not always well-known by everyone. In this section of the web-site we are therefore providing extensive notes on this subject, suggesting how any collection of Russulales should be observed.
What to observe and how to do it?
Making a good description
Taking spore prints
Iron sulfate (FeSO4)
Potassium hydroxide (KOH)
Tissue and structure
What to illustrate and how to do it?
In the field