Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
Russula cyanoxantha Russulaceae, Agaricales. (Сыроежка сине-желтая).
Cap: 5-10cm convex up to flattened and sunken in the centre, sometimes cushion-shaped with incurved margin when young, some sticky when wet, smooth; dull lilac or brownish-lilac up to grayish-lilac or dull lilac with light yellow spots. Cap margin is often slightly grooved. Old cap sometimes is without skin along 1-2mm margin edge.
Flesh is brittle, white up to dull yellowish-white and loose when dying; light gray after boiling.
Gills: attached and pinching out toward stalk, close to almost distant; moderately broad, color from white up to yellowish-white (the older is the more yellow).
Stalk: 4-7cm long, white and sometimes with weak purplish-white coloring on surface (rarely light gray after cutting); 1.5-2.5cm thick, usually enlarging down, loose or irregular hollow with aging.
Habitat: small group minor single scattered in pine-tree forest with some birches and aspen.
Edibility: good (several methods of cooking).
June – September.
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