Lactarius torminosus (Fr.) S.F.G. Russulaceae, Agaricales. (Волнушка, Pink-fringed Milky)
Pink cap with bearded (fringed) margin: 5-12cm slightly convex up to flattened and sunken in the centre, old one sometimes becoming funnel-shaped; margins curved in, smooth in wet weather, color from pink up to dull pink or some pinkish-white with dying in dry weather; concentric pinkish-red rings and tiny spots, sometimes dull orange center with whitish margin. Cap surface is uneven and somewhat velvety or cottony in dry weather. Damage makes weak white milk. Odor is fragrant.
Flesh is white. Gills are attached, close, narrow and slightly descending; color from white up to dull pinkish-white or cream for old unite. Stalk: 2-4cm long, white up to pinkish-white or dull cream; 1.5-3cm thick, central and hollow.
Habitat: scattered to abundant in pine-tree forest with birches.
Edibility: good (several methods of cooking).
July – September.
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Created: 2014-08-09 08:08:42 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-08-09 08:08:49 PDT (-0700)
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