Observation 135019: Russula Pers.

This fungi was a single growth in the substrate. Usually most of the fungi I locate do not have an identifiable distinctive aroma. This specimen was different in the fact that it had a somewhat disagreeable smell that was not objectionable but unusual. It may be associated with a phenol aroma but this was not definite to me. It definitely did not have the usual light normal mushroom aroma.

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I read again ( Michael Kuo, Ph.D.)

Dr. Kuo, the principal developer of MushroomExpert.Com, is an English teacher and an amateur mycologist. He is the author of Morels (2005), and 100 Edible Mushrooms (2007), and is coauthor (with Andy Methven) of 100 Cool Mushrooms (2010), all published by the University of Michigan Press. Other publications include “Taxonomic revision of true morels (Morchella) in Canada and the United States” (2012, Mycologia 104: 1159-1177, “Morchella tomentosa, a new species from western North America, and notes on M. rufobrunnea” (2008; Mycotaxon 105: 441-446) and “Mushrooming in the age of DNA: now comes the fun part” (2007; McIlvainea 17: 43-49). He is currently writing Mushrooms of the Midwest, with Andy Methven, for the University of Illinois Press

Russula surely is a nightmare for ID. Thanks for the links and Leif Ryvarden.
He certainly seems to be well respected in his field.

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-05-31 08:44:34 BST (+0100)

Russula sectio Compactae which all have a rather disagreeable smell.
For comparison google the group around Russula sororia/pectinatoides.

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