Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 304907
Taxon: Russula graveolens Romell
Family: Russulaceae
Collector: Pgrunow   MUOB 304907   
Date: 2017-12-26
Verbatim Date: 2017-12-26
Locality: United States, California, Pine Grove, Indian Grinding Rock SHP
38.4245  -120.642
Elevation: 732-732 meters (2401-2401ft)
Description: Original observation #304907 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: unscented mixed oak/madrone/pine woods Bright white gills turn creamy yellow with pale yellow spore print Taste very mild (no hint of being acrid), but not too good. The aftertaste lingers a LONG time. The stipe shows a very faint brownish gray bruising that is very slow to develop. After a week, dried one began to have a weak smell, not overly fishy or unpleasant, but slightly shrimpy perhaps and not so great. It can take a few whiffs to notice. The bright violet cap becomes darker toward the center and with age. Stipe is solid, with a wonderful soft but firm texture. Cuts very cleanly and easily. The inside is off- white, kind of a very pale grayish brown. Gills also break cleanly. Flesh white and can show purplish marks as the cap is peeled or cut. The rosy marking on the stipe never reached the apex. Thick, proportionately short and cylindrical stipe. Cuticle peels easily, at least to a third of the length to the center. Cap width about 10.4 cm, stipe width about 2.5 cm near the halfway point. Cap with unstriated margin. Photos of specimen taken after one week
Specimen Images
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 03fb7155-62b0-495c-8558-16ec149c0565
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