Name: Russula xerampelina (Schaeff.) Fr.
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First person to use this name on MO: Douglas Smith
Editors: Alan Rockefeller, walt sturgeon, Johannes Harnisch, Joe Cohen

Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Russula xerampelina

Author: (Schaeff.) Fr.

Citation: Epicr. syst. mycol. (Upsaliae): 356 (1838) [1836-1838]

Deprecated Synonyms: Russula xerampelina var. semirubra Singer

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Russulales

Family: Russulaceae

Genus: Russula

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Brief Description:

Cap color varies greatly from olive greens to dark violet or purple red.
Gills white at first yellowing as spores mature then darkening to gray or brownish in age.
Stalk and flesh white at first and often with a light pink blush. Staining brown when handled or scratched.
Taste excellent when cooked,
Odor at first pleasant, developing a fish or shrimp like odor in age. Ultimately becoming unpleasant.

Some additional photos from Flickr:

Russula xerampelina
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Russula xerampelina var. elaeodes (3)
Russula xerampelina var. elaeodes (2)

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Created: 2007-01-09 21:05:03 PST (-0800) by Douglas Smith (douglas)
Last modified: 2016-05-06 19:55:29 PDT (-0700) by Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
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