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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Russula xerampelina (Schaeff.) Fr., 1838

Russula xerampelina – Crab brittlegill

Synonyms: Agaricus esculentus, Agaricus rubellus, Agaricus xerampelinus, Russula alutacea, Russula atrosanguinea, Russula barlae, Russula erythropus.

Common name: crab brittlegill.

Russian name: Syroezhka bureiushchaya.

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.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Crab brittlegill mushrooms (<B>Russula xerampelina</B>) near Dibuny, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-07.htm">September 7, 2016</A>
LinkCrab brittlegill mushrooms (Russula xerampelina) near Dibuny, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 7, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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