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orange cap - edible??
    #11328385 - 10/27/09 12:38 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Habitat:
Looks like area recently rezoned from agricultural to residential; Georgia oak/pine.  These found solitary under a tall pine, half buried in needles.

Gills:
Off-white, not attached

Stem:
off white, 1 3/4" x 3/8" thick, whiter at the top, either dirty or else porting slight orange/yellow tinges for the bottom half. Stuffed.  White inside.  I don't see any obvious sign of rings or veils.

Cap:
young, smooth, approx 1", surface skin is orange with some yellow to it, flesh is white.  Texture resembles regular grocery mushrooms.  Chewed morsel has a rubbery mushroomy texture. Taste is very mild, not like mushroom, more like watered-down nutty flavor.  Not something you really want to spit out - it's good.

Spore print color:
Unfortunately, i'm not getting any  :frown:  Too young i guess  :frown:  But this looks like it should be common and readily identifiable anyway?

Bruising:
Eventually browns, as an apple.

I'm sure this must be edible - i'd be surprised if not, but I'm not coming across much that matches it, and don't have the advantage of spore color or aged specimens.

Does anybody recognize?  Thanks -



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Re: orange cap - edible?? [Re: whoever]
    #11328411 - 10/27/09 12:41 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

some kind of russula


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Re: orange cap - edible?? [Re: johnnyblaze2316]
    #11328431 - 10/27/09 12:45 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

if you can't postivly identify it please at no point ingest it. i dont believe it is psycoactive. or i have yet to see a mushrooms that looks like that (in my area) that is psychoactive


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Re: orange cap - edible?? [Re: dguiles1]
    #11328454 - 10/27/09 12:48 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

That is a really cool color for a Russula.

Chances are its edible.

With Russula, if its not staining black where damaged and doesn't have a peppery taste, its ok to eat.


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Re: orange cap - edible?? [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11328621 - 10/27/09 01:13 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Oh, ok, maybe it's the Great Pumpkin Russula.  I see Mr. Mushrooms found something orangey last year, being in the top five google hits for orange russula, but his pictures are missing -
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/8624056

maybe might rise again??


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Re: orange cap - edible?? [Re: whoever]
    #11330256 - 10/27/09 10:55 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Edit: nevermind the query below, i looked it up, orange is normal - if I don't come back, it was the pumpkin russula...Edit2: ha ha the stem does snap like chalk! Edit3: also the peel peeled about 1/4 to 1/3 before giving out in this youngish specimen

It turns out this did give a print overnight - peachy, like pale yellowish orange - is it still likely ok to eat?  I've been nibbling at its edges.  Very mild subtle flavor, like almond.  I want to eat the whole thing.



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