Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
Lactarius trivialis Russulaceae, Agaricales. (Млечник обыкновенный, груздь сизый или гладыш)
Dull lilac smooth mushroom with yellowish gills and some milky juice at cuttings
Cap: 5-15cm slightly convex up to flattened and sunken in the centre, sometimes bumpy; margins curved in when young, smooth, color from dull pink (pig’s skin), grayish-pink or light lilac up to brownish-pink or light pinkish-brown; usually it has concentric circle coloring. White milky juice appears after cutting or other damage. Flesh is whitish.
Gills: attached or slightly descending, rather close, narrow up to moderately broad, usually distant with short and very short additional gills; color between light yellow and light cream.
Stalk: 2.5-7cm long, yellowish-, brownish- or pinkish-white; 1.5-2.5cm thick, central, hollow with edging. Young unit has weak white milk.
Habitat: scattered small groups in pine-tree forest with rare birches and aspen up to abundant in aspen sites.
Edibility: good (several methods of cooking).
Season: July – September.
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