Scientific name: Russula xerampelina (Schaeff.) Persoon
Hat: 5-12 cm, fleshy, convex then flattened, a little depressed as an adult, color very variable from blue to green, brown, red-lilac, winy-brownish, lemon yellow, non-separable cuticle, thin margin, grooved in adult specimens , arched.
slats: dense, spaced in the adult, cream-whitish then ocher-pale, a little lardaceous to the touch.
Stem: 4-8 x 1.5-3 cm, white with pinkish or yellowish-brown hues, full, first hard then marrow.
Meat: whitish tending to brown in the air, thick, firm, sweetish taste and herring smell.
Russula xerampelina (photo http://sienet.luontonetti.com)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
It grows in coniferous and broad-leaved woods, in summer-autumn.