Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
49.4058° 75.4237° 1100m
Hypomyces luteovirens (Fr.) Tulasne, Hypocreaceae, Sphaeriales. (Yellow-green Hypomyces, Желто-зеленый гриб-рак).
White parasite thick mushroom covered with yellow-green spore powder.
This white mold is able to replace all local Russula kinds which are without acrid milk (Russula brevipes also replaced). Cap often becomes bumpy, stalk and cap becomes thicker. Flesh turns into white solid dens mass as white cheese and often with relict clean cavities after worms. Cavities usually become bigger then original. Mushroom surface covered with white and greenish-yellow spore powder, then yellowish-green or olive-green. There are three stages of replacing: white, yellow and olive (powder). Only some Russula cap skin is rather stable for this replacement.
Habitat: common kind, single minor small group scattered in pine-tree forest with rare deciduous wood. This mold replaces dead mushrooms killed by worms. This replacing continues after mushroom-collectors cut of a stalk (photo).
Edibility: tasty and choice after boiling (taste as a fatless cheese).
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