With many common names including the shrimp russula, shrimp mushroom, and shellfish-scented russula, this excellent-tasting and beautifully purple to burgundy russula mushroom smells very strongly like shrimp, even more so as it matures in its native forest habitat in the cooler months of the year. This one was found not by sight, but by the distinct shellfish aroma coming from the other side of a fallen tree in the mountains above Enumclaw, Washington on a cold and rainy late-October afternoon.
- Image Size
- 6000x4000 / 23.8MB
Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota, Buckley, Fungi, PNW, Pacific NW, Pacific Northwest, Pierce County, Russula xerampelina, Russulaceae, Russulales, Washington, autumn, basidiomycete, biology, botanical, burgundy, crab brittlegill, crab russula, culinary, edible, fall, fungus, gill, mushroom, mycology, natural, nature, ocher spores, purple, russula, shellfish-scented russula, shrimp mushroom, shrimp russula, stalk, stem, stipe, wet, wild, woods, yellow spores
- Contained in galleries
- Brown-Spored Gilled Mushrooms