Observation 24697: Russula Pers.

When: 2009-08-24

Collection location: Burmis, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch

Proposed Names

92% (2)
Recognized by sight: acrid taste
-45% (4)
Used references: Helene M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen’s Mushrooms of Northwest North America, pgs 36 and 209. I’m guessing the specimen on the right is quite young, and therefore does not have the typical ochraceous to slightly yellow gills … yet. The stipe with streaks of dark pink to carmine is a strong indicator for me, as is the association with Douglas fir.

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Glad you mentioned acrid taste …
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-08-31 11:32:54 EDT (-0400)

didn’t see any mention of that in the original description.

Too acrid
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-31 11:29:53 EDT (-0400)

for Xerempelina

Acrid taste
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-31 03:02:24 EDT (-0400)

and the colours point strongly towards the Russula queletii group.

Surely belongs to this stirps of the genus
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-26 11:30:40 EDT (-0400)
I don’t remember
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-24 22:20:28 EDT (-0400)

any smell found it under Dug Fir

What does it smell like?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-24 16:21:37 EDT (-0400)

I reminds of Russula queletii.

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