shrimp mushroom

Shrimp Mushroom

  • Kingdom……….Fungi
  • Phylum………….Basidiomycota
  • Class……………..Agaricomycetes
  • Family……………Russulaceae
  • Genus……………Russula
  • Species………….Russula xerampelina

Shrimp Mushrooms (Russula xerampelina) commonly referred to by various names such as shrimp mushroom, crab mushroom, crab brittlegill mushroom. As we will refer to this mushroom as shrimp mushrooms. Shrimp mushrooms are the most delicious mushroom species in the family of Russula mushrooms. Shrimp mushrooms hats may vary in colour to purple, red, pink and brown. Shrimp mushrooms grow near the coniferous trees alone or in groups. Russula xerampelina, the shrimp mushrooms, love the warm areas. Especially in the warmer regions of the northern hemisphere, they are seen from the middle of June to the beginning of December.

Shrimp mushrooms usually grow near pine, fir, spruce and other coniferous trees. The taste and smell of shrimp mushrooms are like shrimp. It should not be eaten raw. When the shrimp mushrooms are cooked, their taste becomes perfect. Since some mushrooms belonging to the Russula family are poisonous and may resemble this mushroom, we recommend that you avoid consuming it if you are not 100% sure that the mushrooms you found in the wild is shrimp mushrooms.

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This page is for brief information about the Shrimp Mushroom (Russula xerampelina). It does not provide information on how to grow it. You can see Shrimp Mushroom page in Turkish language on Karides Mantarı page and in Russian language on сыроежка буреющая page. You can also see the list of Shrimp Mushroom growers on our mushroom growers page. You can also find more photos of the Shrimp Mushroom (Russula xerampelina) on our Facebook , Pinterest and Instagram pages. If there is any suggestion, change or opinion regarding the translation of this page, please contact us.