Collection location: Prishakhtinsk forest, Karaganda town vicinity, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
49.8911° 73.0386° 520m
Chroogomphus rutilus (Schaeff.) O.K. MILL. 1964 Gomphidiaceae, Agaricales. (Мокруха пурпуровая или Wine-cap Chroogompus (?)).
Cap: 3-8cm, rounded or convex up to broadly convex minor flat, very rare sunken; sometimes indistinct knob; color is dull-pink or light purple with pink-yellow margin (minor center); then brownish-purple or grayish-purple, purple with decay or drying or boiling. Cap surface is smooth and some slimy in wet weather. Flesh is light-yellow then purple (dirty yellow for stalk bottom).
Gills are attached and slightly descending, close and narrow and broad for old one; color from grayish-pink or light yellowish-gray up to brown-purple or dark dirty purple when old.
Spore print is dark gray, somewhat purplish.
Veil: partial veil membranous at very young mushrooms.
Stalk: 5-12cm long, yellow or dull yellow often with irregular light purple coloring; cutting color is darker to the bottom; 1.5-3cm thick, some enlarging to the centre and narrowing to the bottom that sometimes as a root; stalk has light annular groove under gills or looks as covered below this groove with a darker cover as a sock.
Edibility: not good, people take it when better kinds are absent (published tasty for some locations of Russia).
Habitat: scattered in small groups or abundant in pine-tree forest with some elm (Ulmus densa) and maple (Acer negúndo.). Often grows together or nearby with Suillus sp. or some later.
Season: June – September.
Comments: people do not use Chroogomphus vinicolor name in this country, also photographs and descriptions of Chroogomphus vinicolor and Chroogomphus rutilus are very similar. http://media.eol.org/content/2013/11/23/01/58639_580_360.jpg
Sample # 736 is in Karaganda town
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