Observation 119446: Russula Pers.

When: 2012-12-09

Collection location: Yost Park, Edmonds, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)

No specimen available

Large mushroom under Douglas Fir. Clear of understory plants. Color of the cap is chocolatety-purple. A Russula?

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-09 11:11:39 CST (-0500)

to taste other parts I think, but I usually try some gills.
No xerampelina smell – could be Russula integra then.

Taste and Smell – my notes
By: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)
2012-12-09 10:34:16 CST (-0500)

After sitting on my counter overnight, the cap of this mushroom smells and tastes like a grocery store white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). I would call the smell as mushroomy, and the taste as savory or umami.

I peeled the cap before tasting and I didn’t taste the stem. Should I taste the other parts?

Taste and smell?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-09 04:35:17 CST (-0500)

Reminds of something in the xerampelina group

Created: 2012-12-09 04:26:44 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-12-09 04:30:15 CST (-0500)
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