When: 2008-03-15

Collection location: Ti Bar Fire Station, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

Growing under planted douglas firs, but anchored in mineral soil beneath the DF humous. Whole specimen 5 cm tall, smells slightly medicinal, taste like mushroom, no acridity.


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Recognized by sight: Fuzzy brown top, whitish stipe.

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The acrid thing…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-03-15 15:38:07 CST (-0500)

The acrid/non-acrid thing is just for Russulas, as a way to split up the species. You don’t have to determine that each ’shroom is acrid or not. But then again, if someone is going to gather the data, and give it a shot…

But the importance of taste depends on genus. Like in Tricholoma there is a bitter/not-bitter thing, but that might be a variable feature, and it would be good to get more data there. The acrid/non-acrid in Russulas so far doesn’t seem to be variable within a species.