Actually species was chrysorheus which was found near Lake George at the CYO camp along the trail, small species growing under Doug Firs in moss or around stones (in the ground). Obvious ringed cap. But was keyed out in class in MD pg 68.
I guess this should be one Russula sp., was never sure about ID of those differently coloured mushrooms.
Sometimes we collected them and ate them fried and salted, calling the mushrooms "Brätlinge", the official german term for the genus is "Täublinge".
The place i found it is in front of the well known cave Repolusthöhle, where the oldest human tools of stone are said to have been found in Austria.
The Russulaceae are a family of fungi in the order Russulales. According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 1243 species. Its species typically have fruit bodies with friable, chalk-like stalks, that break with a distinct crack, somewhat like a carrot but with porous flesh (see below). Microscopically, the cells are not all long thin hyphae, which would provide strength and more fibrous appearance when broken. Instead, the flesh contains also many large spherical cells ("sphaerocysts"),...