Shellfish-scented Russula Russula xerampelina (Schaeff.) Fr.    Synonyms: Shrimp Russula.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Russulaceae   >   Genus Russula   

Status:

Michael Kuo (MushroomExpert.com; viewed 2/11/2021) noted that Russula xerampelina is a European species and that the North American species have not been carefully studied.

Description:

This species group is characterized by its red or reddish-purple cap and distinctive, fishy scent.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Shellfish-scented Russula in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2010). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Shellfish-scented Russula in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2010). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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