Observation 21816: Russula Pers.

When: 2009-06-06

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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aff. rosacea
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-06-08 00:50:00 PDT (-0700)

If it was in Australia I’d suggest Russula aff. rosacea, but it’s not.

Gustatory sensation
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-06-07 21:53:21 PDT (-0700)

It’s not about the “taste” so much as acrid vs. non-acrid. Another possibly useful distinction is immediately vs. latently acrid.

did not tast these
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-07 18:35:55 PDT (-0700)

I tasted every Russula I found a few years ago, but no longer engage in the practice. I don’t think I would describe any of them as tasting pleasant. Some taste quite bad, and others are just blah.

I’ve heard that all non-bitter red Russulas are edible, but I don’t think anybody even knows how to distinguish species with in this group.

Taste? Spore print?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-06-07 17:59:30 PDT (-0700)

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