Observation 137541: Russula Pers.
When: 2013-06-24
Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Under oaks, mixed forest.

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Didn’t you read about the smell?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-29 13:31:02 PDT (-0700)

VERY FAINTLY under the cap cuticle of shrimp, FRUITY in the base of the stipe.
I stick to Russula vesca.

Subsection Xerampelinae is the most likely for me
By: ThKgk
2013-06-29 09:26:48 PDT (-0700)

For me it looks like R. graveolens or R. faginea or any other species from the subsection Xerampelinae. You have the smell of shrimp, you have the yellow-brown staining flesh, the gills are pale ivory (for me) and nearly pale ochre with the older specimen. So, the Xerampelinae-group fit quite well.

Gills flexible
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-25 08:57:54 PDT (-0700)
It’s just a guess because of the cap color.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-25 08:36:46 PDT (-0700)

ID’ing Russulas by photo is a hazard and should be forbidden ;)

Even with accurate descriptions it is often simply impossible to come to a conclusion.
Were the gills brittle or flexible?

Russula aurea has bright yellow gills (except in fo. axantha) and a warm reddish-orange-yellow cap (can also be solely yellow sometimes) … it looks completely different. Look at the obs. here on M.O. … I soon will post some too.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-06-25 05:41:22 PDT (-0700)

R. Vesca chases me. I’ve never seen a so yellow Russula. How do you recognize it?

The smell, very very slightly of shrimp, almost imperceptible on cap, under cuticle. When I pulled out the stem, it smelled strongly and nicely fruity or perfumed.

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