Notes: 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 gentle knob; color is dull purple-brown with lighter margin (minor center); than brownish-purple or grayish-purple, purple with bruising, 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 distant; color from pinkish-gray or yellowish-gray up to brown-purple or purple when old.
Veil: partial veil membranous at very young mushrooms.
Spore print is dark gray, somewhat purplish.
Stalk: 4-10cm 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 minor to the bottom, the base 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 very good, people take it when better kinds are absent (published tasty for some locations of Russia).
Habitat: scattered or single in pine-tree forest with birches. Often grows together or nearby with Russula brevipes Pk. or some later.
July – September.
Dried specimen # 739 is in Karaganda town, Kazakhstan
Comments: 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
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