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Scientific name: Tricholoma russula (Fr .: Fr.) Gillet
Synonyms: Hygrophorus russula (fr .: Fr.) Quél. - Agaricus russula
Common name: Agaricus vinato
Hat:5-12, fleshy, flesh-colored or purplish with darker streaks, paler on the margin, tomentose, plane-convex, at the end depressed, slightly wavy.
slats: whitish, with red spots, sinuous or marginal, slightly decurrent, thin.
Stem: white, stained with red, with the top white and floury, full.
Meat: white, reddish when cut, firm, without particular smell and taste.
Tricholoma russula (photo Mariangela Napoli and Mario Dollo www.dipbot.unict.it/funghi_etna/)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
In deciduous forests, late summer-autumn; very common in warm temperate areas, less in the north.