Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Local name: Gah Shamong
Habitat: Terrestrial andsolitary to scatted and gregariously sometimes.
Description: Cap: 10-20 cm in diameter, convex with a central depression and an enrolled margin when young, later broadly convex with a central depression, the margin remaining somewhat enrolled, dry, smooth, sometimes becoming cracked in age, white to whitish or creamy at first developing brownish discolorations and the skin not peeling easily. Hymenophore: Gills are attached to the stem or running down it slightly, crowded or close, white at first, later creamy to pale yellow, sometimes spotting and discolouring brownish especially near the juncture with the stem. Stem: 3-8 cm tall and up to4 cm thick, sturdy and solid, more or less equal, dry, smooth, whitish, sometimes discolouring and bruising brownish. Flesh: White but sometimes discolouring brownish. Spore Print: White to buff.
Comments: Lactarius piperatusis similar in appearance but it has very crowded gills and release white latex when they are damaged. Or else it is distinct from other coloured Russula species. Though it does not have pleasant taste when fresh, people in Bhutan like to dry and consume during off seasons.