Public Description of Russula brevipes Peck

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Name: Russula brevipes Peck
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Russulaceae

General Description:

This is a rather large hard fleshed and white mushroom,
Cap white often discolored whitish,
Gills white,
Spore print creamy white to white (A-C),
Stalk white thick hard,
Flesh white, hard, thick but brittle, not staining,
Taste mild-sharp in some varieties,


mixed woods, spruce, pine, etc.

Look Alikes:

Russula cascadensis flesh also white, taste more acrid, smaller and grows under conifers, cap may have yellow colors on it,
Russula brevipes var. acrior differs in having blue-green tints on the gill edges and at the apex of the stalk,
taste also peppery, said to be edible.
Russula romagnesiana uncommon,
Russula delica also uncommon in North America.




This species belongs to the group of hard fleshed Russula species, sometimes called Compactae
It is similar to some large white Lactarius species but does not have latex or a woolly cap.

“Common Name: Short-Stemmed Russula”

Russula brevipes Peck, Ann. Rep. N.Y. St. Mus. 43: 66 (1890)

Citations in published lists or literature:
Saccardo’s Syll. fung. IX: 59; XII: 1020; XX: 709

Description author: Johannes Harnisch (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editors: Nathan Wilson, IntoTheFlames, walt sturgeon

Created: 2008-03-10 23:02:36 PDT (-0700) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2011-12-12 17:15:20 PST (-0800) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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