Mushrooms: Hygrophorus caprinus

Mushrooms: Hygrophorus caprinus

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Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Hygrophorus caprinus (Scopoli) Fries
Synonyms: Hygrophorus caprinus

Morphological characteristics

Hat: 3-10 cm, black-bright or blackish with blue-blue shades, first convex then flat or depressed, sometimes a little umbonate, firm, fragile, moist, almost viscous, more or less radiated by innate blackish fibrils, separable cuticle towards the margin, thin and curved margin.
Gills: white or pale-greyish, sparse, decurrent, wide.
Stem: 4-8 x 1-1.5 cm, full, slender, fibrous-fleshy, dry, longitudinally fibrillary, sepia-gray, pubescent and whitish at the base.
Meat: white, tender, odorless, sweet.
: white.

Hygrophorus caprinus(photo Raija Tuomainen

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
In the mountains in coniferous forests, in groups, in summer-autumn.
Mediocre edible.

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