Mokruha spotted

Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus) Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus) Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus)

Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Gomphidiaceae (Gomphidia or Wet)
  • Genus: Gomphidius (Mokruha)
  • Species: Gomphidius maculatus (Mokrukha spotted)


  • Agaricus maculatus
  • Gomphidius furcatus
  • Gomphidius gracilis
  • Leucogomphidius maculatus

Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus)

Mokrukha spotted – a lamellar mushroom from the Mokrukha family.

Growing regions – Eurasia, North America. Usually grows in small groups, loves rare bushes, moss. Most often, the species is found in conifers, as well as in mixed forests, in deciduous ones – very rarely. Mycorrhiza – with coniferous trees (most often it is spruce and larch).

The mushroom has a rather large cap, the surface of which is covered with mucus. At a young age, the cap of the mushroom has the shape of a cone, then it becomes almost flat. The color is gray with ocher spots.

The plates under the cap are rare, grayish in color; in adulthood, they begin to turn black.

The leg of the mokruha is dense, can have a curved shape. The color is off-white, there may be yellow and brown spots. The mucus is weak. Height – up to about 7-8 centimeters.

The pulp has a friable structure, white in color, but when cut in air, it immediately begins to turn red.

Mushrooms appear from about mid-July and grow until early October.

Mokruha spotted is a conditionally edible mushroom. It is used for food – it is salted, pickled, but just before cooking it requires a long boiling.

Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus) Spotted phlegm (Gomphidius maculatus)

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