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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae: Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus (Fr.) Fr. 1838

Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus – Olive wax cap

Synonyms: Agaricus limacinus, Agaricus olivaceoalbus, Limacium olivaceoalbum.

Common name: olive wax cap.

Russian names: Gigrofor olivkovo-belyy, Slastena, Chernogolovik, Mokritsa olivkovo-belaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus, commonly known as the olive wax cap, is a species of fungus in the genus Hygrophorus. The fruit bodies (mushrooms) appear from midsummer to late autumn under conifers in North American and Eurasian mountain forests. The mushrooms have olive-brown, slimy caps with dark streaks and a dark umbo; the caps measure 3 to 12 cm (1.2 to 4.7 in) in diameter. Other characteristic features include a slimy stem up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long that is spotted with ragged scales up to a ring-like zone. As its name implies, the mushroom has a waxy cap and gills. It is native to North America and across the northern regions of Europe. According to a publication by the Council of Europe, the fungus is nearly extinct in France.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Olive wax cap mushrooms (<B>Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus</B>) near Kavgolovo Lake, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-05.htm">September 5, 2016</A>
LinkOlive wax cap mushrooms (Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus) near Kavgolovo Lake, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 5, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Olive wax cap mushrooms (<B>Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus</B>)(?) in Komarovo near Shchuchye Lake, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-17.htm">September 17, 2016</A>
LinkOlive wax cap mushrooms (Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus)(?) in Komarovo near Shchuchye Lake, north-west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 17, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Комарово, Озёрная улица
Olive wax cap mushrooms (<B>Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus</B>) west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-15.htm">September 15, 2017</A>
LinkOlive wax cap mushrooms (Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus) west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 15, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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