Observation 153912: Russula brevipes Peck

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Plenty of NW Lobsters
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2013-11-30 11:49:28 EST (-0500)

We do have plenty of them. (But it’s now too late in the year for edible ones in the PNW.)
For example:

(Of course, the Search result and Occurrence Map vastly undercount the actual occurrences because many folks tend to avoid posting occurrences of: (1) good edibles, or (2) common species.)

I see,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-11-29 21:06:03 EST (-0500)

I had heard that lobster mushrooms were more of an east coast thing (and SW) but not so abundant on the west coast which is why I asked. Glad to hear that is not the case as they are delicious.

Exactly
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2013-11-29 20:20:32 EST (-0500)

Russula brevipes taken over by Hypomyces lactifluorom is our Lobster mushroom.

Are these
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-11-29 19:34:48 EST (-0500)

often parasitized by Hypomyces lactifluorum in your area?