Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
49.4545278° 75.46689° 849m
Russula dissimulans Shaffer. Russulaceae, Agaricales. (Груздь cерый чернеющий, подгруздок серый).
Cap: 8-20cm slightly convex up to flattened and sunken in the centre, old one sometimes becoming funnel-shaped; margins curved in, young smooth, color from brownish-white up to grayish-brown, margins are lighter. Old or dried damage became dark brownish-gray or black. Odor is pleasant. Flesh is white, reddish-brown up to brownish-gray when bruising. Gills are attached, close to crowded; color from white and dull cream up to reddish than brownish-gray after bruising. Stalk: 2-5cm long, white or brownish-white up to dull brownish-gray; 1.5-3.5cm thick, loose or hollow with edging. Young unit has weak white milk at gills.
Habitat: scattered to abundant in pine-tree forest minor under birches in pine-tree forest.
Edibility: good (special methods of cooking with fermentation). Most of mushrooms get damage with tiny worms. Local people don’t like it because black coloring is not for successful market.
July – August.
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