Observation 52114: Russula brevipes Peck

When: 2010-09-05

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

45.803091° -77.136383°

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

These large whitish Russulas were found in Zone 44 under mainly hardwoods. The young one exuded nothing when the gills and cap edge were damaged so it does seem to be a Russula, and possibly R. brevipes, but I noticed a strong fishy odor with these particular mushrooms.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
27% (4)
Recognized by sight: strong fishy odor
26% (2)
Recognized by sight: not sure if it’s a Lactarius or Russula; there is some residue on the gills but I’m not sure if it’s slug slime…
It’s not R. compacta, might be R. brevipes or possibly something like L. subvellereus
39% (4)
Recognized by sight: greenish tones

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By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2011-02-25 22:12:04 CST (-0500)

I think you mean Russula brevipes var. acrior.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2011-02-25 20:09:46 CST (-0500)

R. brevipes – Odor not distinctive or faintly foul.

R. compacta – Odor foul and somewhat fishy, the pungency increasing as the mushroom ages; odor of dried specimens strongly unpleasant.

L. subvellereus – not distinctive

Created: 2010-09-06 02:01:00 CDT (-0400)
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