Red flywheel (Hortiboletus rubellus) photo and description

Red flywheel (Hortiboletus rubellus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Hortiboletus
  • Species: Hortiboletus rubellus (Red flywheel)


  • Boletus rubellus;

  • Xerocomellus rubellus;

  • Blushing flywheel;

  • The flywheel is reddish;

  • Boletus is red;

  • Boletus is red;

  • Red boletus.

Flywheel red

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Red flywheel ( Hortiboletus rubellus ) grows in deciduous forests and thickets of bushes, on old abandoned roads, on the slopes of ravines. It is rare, sometimes growing in small groups.


The tubular layer in young mushrooms is golden yellow, in old ones it is olive yellow. When pressed, the tubular layer turns blue. The pulp is yellow, slightly blue in the cut.

The leg is up to 10 cm long, up to 1 cm thick, cylindrical, even. The color closer to the cap is bright yellow, below it is brown, reddish with a pink tint, with red scales.


Edible mushroom, fourth category, is harvested in August-September. Suitable for boiled, pickled and dried form.

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