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Huge IL Russula ID (now with pics)
    #11273941 - 10/18/09 11:24 PM (8 years, 3 days ago)

Found earlier today in a mixed deciduous forest, near oaks, on an open grassy slope growing out of the soil under leaf litter. These things are over 4 inches high, and 4 inches across, gray, slightly scaly cap, pure white fat Russula stem, gills off white with grayish speckling along the edges. Any guesses as to specific species and if it's edible? Doing a  spore print right now, doesn't seem to be taking. 3 were growing together in a cluster. I can't imagine there are too many Russula species in the Chicago area that get this large and have a gray cap.









Thoughts? Somebody has to know what this thing is.



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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11275515 - 10/19/09 04:25 AM (8 years, 3 days ago)

Just added pics, anyone got a species name for me?


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11275576 - 10/19/09 05:15 AM (8 years, 3 days ago)

They look like Hebeloma to me, which have a brown spore print.  You need to leave mushrooms to spore print some times as long as 24 hrs.  So don't rush it.

Any weird, pungent scent?


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: CureCat]
    #11275607 - 10/19/09 05:47 AM (8 years, 2 days ago)

No discernible scent, and it's veeeerry Russala-esque. Looking at picture of Hebeloma, it is similar. Are Hebeloma native to the Midwest? Also these things have very crisp white stems.


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11275609 - 10/19/09 05:50 AM (8 years, 2 days ago)

The gill attachment is not right for Russula.

Hebeloma are fairly wide spread, they are definitely in the midwest.  Not sure about this species. 

There is the possibility that it is something else, but it sure looks a lot like a huge Hebeloma to me.  The way you describe the gills of this mushroom, also fits with the genus.


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11275615 - 10/19/09 05:55 AM (8 years, 2 days ago)

The more I read about them the more I am convinced that's what they are. Very cool mushrooms. Thanks again for the ID, you are good Curecat! I'll post some more to be IDed later.


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11275754 - 10/19/09 08:10 AM (8 years, 2 days ago)

It's a Tricholoma. T. pullum is a possibility, what does it taste and smell like? (crush the flesh before you smell it)


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: You can all etibem]
    #11276984 - 10/19/09 02:20 PM (8 years, 2 days ago)

Ah hah!  Thank you YCAE, Tricholoma sounds good.


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: CureCat]
    #11277296 - 10/19/09 03:09 PM (8 years, 2 days ago)

There's really no smell and the taste is slightly peppery.


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11282001 - 10/20/09 04:00 AM (8 years, 2 days ago)

How spicy?  Spicy or peppery?  Is it actually a burn or just a flavour?


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: CureCat]
    #11282339 - 10/20/09 08:02 AM (8 years, 1 day ago)

I'll stick with the T. pullum id. T.acre is very similar. plus you have the gray mild ones like T. myomyces, etc and the very acrid tasting  umbonate capped T. virgatum


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: You can all etibem]
    #11290188 - 10/21/09 05:46 AM (8 years, 23 hours ago)

Just slightly peppery, not burning peppery. Somewhat like a Chanterelle.


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Re: Huge IL Russala ID (now with pics) [Re: DaveOdd]
    #11290204 - 10/21/09 05:51 AM (8 years, 23 hours ago)

I think T. pullum is the winner. I tossed them yesterday, not edible as far as I can tell. Very cool mushrooms though.


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