Observation 26770: Russula xerampelina group



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Recognized by sight: the very dark cap faked us out, but all other features fit.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Phillips, R. 2005. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Firefly Books, Buffalo, New York. 319p.
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Recognized by sight: now i am more confused than ever! this russula doesn’t seem to fit very neatly anywhere, but it is definitely one of the shrimp russulas, bitter taste and all, so there it will remain for now.

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Russula favrei
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-18 11:06:35 PDT (-0700)

is a dark brown to purplish brown species, growing with conifers. It usually has a pinkish stipe.
About slightly bitter taste, some other shrimps have surprised me with that too. I’m not sure if they are separate species, or if they simply do have bitter taste sometimes..?

well yes it’s another shrimpy russula…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-18 08:36:44 PDT (-0700)

but does it commonly have a pinkish stipe? also it was found with conifers not hardwoods. and one of the reasons I was originally reluctant to even call it a xerampelina is that it has a slightly bitter taste.

where does THAT leave us??!

Created: 2009-10-18 07:54:28 PDT (-0700)
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