Observation 25267: Russula cadaveriolens Buyck, Nom. Prov.

When: 2009-09-12

Collection location: Clear Creek Metro Park, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This is the “Dead Deer Russula”. It smells exactly like a dead rotting deer. I found it under hemlock on a steep hillside at the the Ohio mushroom Society foray. Mycowalt Ided it Russula cadaver-somthing-or-other, but I can’t remember the exact epithet.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Clear Creek Metro Park, Ohio, USA.’ to ‘Clear Creek Metro Park, Ohio, USA

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
77% (2)
Used references: Bart Buyck,
Provisional key to subsection Virescentinae in the U.S.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Green-capped Russula
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-09-16 07:54:14 PDT (-0700)

Guess it’s also a good idea to smell green-capped Russulae before you decide
to eat them!

Dead Deer Russula
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-09-14 20:00:52 PDT (-0700)

It is a Bart Buyck nom prov but I am not sure of the spelling, something like Russula cadaveriolens.

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