- Similar Species
- Preserving (Drying or Freezing)
- Recipe Suggestions
Russula flavida is a member of the large mushroom genus Russula, described in 1880 by American botanist and mycologist Charles Christopher Frost and found in North America and parts of Asia. It has a bright yellow to orange yellow cap and stipe and white gills.
A variant, R. flavida var. dhakurianus, was described in 2005 from Kumaon in the Indian Himalaya.
The species contains the pigment russula-flavidin and a related compound.
Ecology: Mycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially oaks (occasionally reported under conifers); growing alone, scattered, or gregariously; summer through fall; fairly widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains, but apparently more common in the southeast.
Preserving (Drying or Freezing):
Recipes for russula, or where they can be easily substituted.
- Pickled Hygrophorus Russula
- Puffball Ravioli With Wild Mushrooms and Kale
- Wild Mushroom Julienne
- Sweet and Sour Venison (or Beef etc) Soup With Wild Mushrooms
- Wild Mushroom Duxelles
- Wild Mushrooms With Garlic And Parsley
- Bison-Black Barley Stew, With Wild Mushrooms
- Wild Mushroom Conserve
- Wild Mushrooms With Garlic, Breadcrumbs and Chili