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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Lactarius rufus (Scop.) Fr., 1838

Lactarius rufus – Rufous milkcap

Synonyms: Agaricus rubescens, Agaricus rufus, Agaricus variabilis, Galorrheus rufus, Lactarius boughtonii, Lactarius mollis, Lactarius rubescens, Lactifluus rubescens, Lactifluus rufus.

Common name: rufous milkcap.

Russian names: Gorkushka, Gorkushka ryzhaya, Gruzd gorkiy, Mlechnik pechionochnyy, Gorchak, Goryanka, Putik.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lactarius rufus is a common, medium-sized member of the Lactarius genus, whose many members are commonly known as milkcaps. Known by the common name of the rufous milkcap, or the red hot milk cap in North America. It is dark brick red in color, edible, and grows with pine or birch trees.

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

Milk Cap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius rufus</B>, Russian name Gorkushki) among moss in a forest between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2010-06-30.htm">June 30, 2010</A>
LinkMilk Cap mushrooms (Lactarius rufus, Russian name Gorkushki) among moss in a forest between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, June 30, 2010
Milk Cap mushroom (<B>Lactarius rufus</B>, Russian name Gorkushka) in moss near Vetrenoe Lake south from Sosnovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2012-07-22.htm">July 22, 2012</A>
LinkMilk Cap mushroom (Lactarius rufus, Russian name Gorkushka) in moss near Vetrenoe Lake south from Sosnovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 22, 2012
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, проспект Раевского, 22
Milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius rufus</B>, Russian name Gorkushka) near Boloto Lammin-Suo swamp reserve. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-09-16.htm">September 16, 2013</A>
LinkMilkcap mushrooms (Lactarius rufus, Russian name Gorkushka) near Boloto Lammin-Suo swamp reserve. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2013
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, заказник "Болото Ламмин-Суо"
Milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius rufus</B>, Russian name Gorkushka) near Orekhovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-09.htm">September 9, 2016</A>
LinkMilkcap mushrooms (Lactarius rufus, Russian name Gorkushka) near Orekhovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 9, 2016
Milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius rufus</B>, Russian name Gorkushka) between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-28.htm">September 28, 2016</A>
LinkMilkcap mushrooms (Lactarius rufus, Russian name Gorkushka) between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 28, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское поселение
Mature milkcap mushrooms (<B>Lactarius rufus</B>, Russian name Gorkushka) between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-28.htm">September 28, 2016</A>
LinkMature milkcap mushrooms (Lactarius rufus, Russian name Gorkushka) between Orekhovo and Lembolovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 28, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Куйвозовское сельское 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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