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Synonyms: Agaricus esculentus, Agaricus xerampelinus, Russula alutacea, Russula atrosanguinea, Russula barlae, Russula erythropus.
Common name: crab brittlegill.
Russian names: Syroezhka bureiushchaya, Syroezhka aromatnaya.
Extract from Wikipedia article: Russula xerampelina, also commonly known as the crab brittlegill or the shrimp mushroom, is a basidiomycete mushroom of the brittlegill genus Russula. Two subspecies are recognised. The fruiting bodies appear in coniferous woodlands in autumn in northern Europe and North America. Their caps are coloured various shades of wine-red, purple to green. Mild tasting and edible, it is one of the most highly regarded brittlegills for the table. It is also notable for smelling of shellfish or crab when fresh.
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