Notes: Found 2 – 3 inches under thick layer of needles in a Jeffry pine grove. Cap 6 inches across, Height 5+ inches tall. Convex cap, surface smooth with debris adhering to it. Color purple the other brownish olive. Flesh is thick, white, stem bruised yellow turning to brown, brittle or chalky, mild odor may have shrimp smell but my nose is clogged at the moment. Gills, I would call them free or sinuate creamy-white or white. Stalk 1-1/2 thick, interior spongy and white, yellowish white toward brown to the base tapered upward. Spore print is off-white on black paper. habitat: solitary. maggot free.
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Typical shrimp Russula — one of the several species we have in California.
Update on spore print: definitely yellowish on black paper.
Odor when older did justice to its moniker, “Shrimp” even when cooked.
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