Observation 54892: Russula Pers.
When: 2010-10-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In coniferous forest. Large specimen ~8-10cm. No veil. Attached gills. Cap dips in the middle.

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75% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I know it’s a Russula, but since there are so many purple capped russulas I was seeing if anyone on here could help identify.
56% (1)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, p. 90. Identified mostly by the non-staining stipe, but black-staining areas of the gills.

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Odor or shrimp or lobster?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-10-05 10:54:40 PDT (-0700)

Usually Russula xerampelina is darker purple than photos show, but the odor should be a good identification feature.

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