Observation 77812: Russula xerampelina var. barlae (Quél.) Melzer & Zvára

When: 2011-09-30

Collection location: Bear Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

I’ve been collecting this type for 7 years or so, always from the same spot. Under Norway Spruce and pine. Phillips had called this type “R. xerampelina var. barlae.” This collection is redder than others I have made. Usually the color is more orange.

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Recognized by sight: Brown staining on gills, and more slowly on context. Shrimp odor.
Based on chemical features: Last week I took a collection of identical mushrooms (which came from the exact same location) to the New Jersey Fungus Festival. ID verified with ferrous sulfate, which turned green on the stipe.

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Yes, they are…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-03-14 17:22:48 PDT (-0700)

quite tasty. The one patch I know occasionally produces enough to compliment a meal.

Dave, are these something you collect
By: Chris Herrera (The Mushroom Whisperer)
2017-03-14 16:53:55 PDT (-0700)

for consumption?


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