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Scientific name: Russula delica Fries
Synonym: Lactarius exsuccus Otto
Common name: Durei - Russula delica
Hat: 6-15 cm, whitish, often mottled with brown-ocher, first hemispherical then convex, finally hollowed out in a wide and deep way, non-separable, dry, pruinose cuticle, with radial fibrils, wrinkled, dirty with earth.
slats: wide and spaced, adnate, decurrent, whitish then pale ocher, rigid.
Stem: 2-5 x 1-3 cm, white, with brownish spots, surface at first uniformly opaque then satin, which can become wrinkled.
Meat: white then slightly brown or pink after a few hours of exposure to the air, thick, hard, complex smell of fruit or fish, acrid taste.
spore: White cream.
Russula delica (photo http://grzyby.strefa.pl)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
It grows in deciduous forests in limestone or siliceous soils, from late spring to autumn.