Observation 8242: Russula brunneola Burl.

When: 2008-07-07

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

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Used references: Thiers, H. D., editor. 1982-1997. The Agaricales (Gilled Fungi) of California. Mad River Press, Eureka, CA.

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Taste mild
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-07-07 20:00:23 PDT (-0700)

One gill was rolled on the tip of the tongue. MILD.
I have eaten this species a couple of times and they are great. Three from this collection were cleaned and placed in the refrigerator for breakfast.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-07-07 19:28:25 PDT (-0700)

Link to brunneola photos, and description as mild tasting, on the UC Davis site:


Also, some photos of R. brunneola that are very similar to Darv’s, on Larry Evan’s Fungal Jungle; these russula are common to Western Montana, and Larry claims that they are very acrid.

Scroll down thru russula section to see:


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