Violin

Category: conditionally edible.

Hat (diameter 6-28 cm): usually white, slightly pubescent, fleshy, dense. Over time, it changes from convex to almost flat, and then funnel-shaped. The edges of young mushrooms are bent, and in adults they are wavy.

Leg (height 4-10 cm): white, strong and dense.

Plates: not wide and sparse, the color does not differ from the stem and cap.

Flesh: firm and white, with acrid and whitish milky juice, very fragile. The taste is very spicy due to the milky juice and has a pleasant smell.

Doubles: Pepper Milk (Lactarius piperatus), but the violinist has more rare records.

When it grows: from mid-July to late September in temperate countries of the Eurasian continent.

Where to find it: The violin is found in coniferous and deciduous forests, most often on moss litter and in the vicinity of birches.

Eating: excellent and suitable for pickling mushroom, subject to preliminary soaking for several days and changing the water.

Application in traditional medicine: not applicable.

Other names: felt lump, dry sugar, squeak, milk scraper, squeak, aspen squeak.

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