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Beloved of banana slugs - and people Russula xerampelina. All features of this Pacific Northwest mushroom crumble like chalk when broken. They are mycorrhizal with Douglas fir and other western conifers. Geotagged,Russula xerampalina,Russula xerampelina,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Beloved of banana slugs - and people

Russula xerampelina. All features of this Pacific Northwest mushroom crumble like chalk when broken. They are mycorrhizal with Douglas fir and other western conifers.

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  1. Did it actually smell like shellfish? Posted one year ago
    1. It has a fishy odor at maturity - sometimes. But it is a delightful, nutty, and somewhat crunchy mushroom for eating. Posted one year ago

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"Russula xerampelina" is a basidiomycete mushroom of the brittlegill genus "Russula". Two subspecies are recognised. The fruiting bodies appear in coniferous woodlands in autumn in northern Europe and North America. Their caps are coloured various shades of wine-red, purple to green.

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by erinmoore
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Uploaded Sep 28, 2020. Captured Sep 13, 2020 16:25 in Glacier Creek Rd, Deming, WA 98244, USA.
  • PENTAX K-7
  • f/7.1
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm