Observation 23235: Russula fragilis Fr.
When: 2009-07-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This shriveled mushroom was at the edge of Zone 13 and of the woods, in litter debris mainly originating from a large red pine in adjacent Zone 16.

The red color, size, stature, habitat, and lack of short gills suggest R. fragilis, which has been seen nearby on multiple occasions, but I can’t be especially confident with only the one specimen in poor condition.

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Aged specimen
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-07-16 15:21:10 CDT (-0500)

The yellowing is probably a result of age, decay, weathering, or abuse by slugs.

Russula fragilis has a characteristic fruity odor and a very hot taste
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-16 06:47:19 CDT (-0500)

and commonly the edges of the gills are a bit like serrate … in this specimen the color of the gills appear too yolky (in my opinion).

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