Lactarius Pubescens

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Lactarius Pubescens

 

(in Russian, belianka), an edible mushroom of the group Agaricaceae (gill mushrooms). The cap is white and fibrous at the edge. L. pubescens is close to L. torminosus (woolly milk-cap). It grows in the summer and autumn in sparse birch forests and at the forest edge. It is good for pickling, after preliminary soaking in water or boiling. Sometimes the term belianka is used to describe L. controversus and Russula delica; L. controversus is distinguished from L. pubescens by its rosy coloring and growth in the neighborhood of aspens and poplars; R. delica lacks the milky juice, and both L. controversus and R. delica are not fibrous along the edge of the cap.

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