Notes: Lactarius sordidus Peck. Russulaceae, Agaricales. (Груздь чёрный, Dirty Milky).
Dark olive cap: 8-20cm slightly convex up to flattened and sunken in the centre, margins curved in; young smooth and some sticky when wet or shining in dry time, color from olive or brownish-olive up to olive-black (black and olive) with concentric circles (sometimes indistinct), margins are lighter; almost black for dried and partially decayed mushrooms. Purple or dull purple after boiling or cooking with fermentation. Odor is pleasant. Flesh is white up to dull olive-white, loose when dying.
Gills are attached, close; color dull olive-white; bruising or other damage makes olive-brown coloring.
Stalk: 2-5cm long, dull olive-white; 1.5-3.5cm thick, sometimes narrowing down, loose or hollow with edging. Young unit has weak white or olive-white milk at gills and cutting.
Habitat: scattered to abundant on rich soil under birches at lower places in pine-tree forest. Edibility: good (special methods of cooking with fermentation).
June – September.
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