Mokrukha felt (Chroogomphus tomentosus) photo and description

Felted skin (Chroogomphus tomentosus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Gomphidiaceae (Gomphidia or Wet)
  • Genus: Chroogomphus (Chroogomphus)
  • Species: Chroogomphus tomentosus (Mokruha felt)

Mokruha felt

Hat: convex, has a whitish felt surface and ocher color. The edges of the cap are even, often divided into shallow depressed parts. The lower part is lamellar, the plates descend along the stem, orange-brown in color. The diameter of the cap is 2-10 cm. Often with a tubercle with a thin edge, drooping with the remains of a bedspread. Dry, slightly sticky in damp weather. In dry weather, tomentose, fibrous, ingrown. Various shades of ocher color, from yellowish brown to yellowish pinkish brown when dry. In some cases, the fibers become wine-pinkish.

Flesh: fibrous, dense, ocher color. When dry, it takes on a pinkish-wine tint.

Edible: The mushroom is edible.

Blades: sparse, wide in the middle, ocher in color, further from the pores they become heavy-brown in color.

Stem: Relatively flat, occasionally slightly swollen in the middle, fibrous, of the same color as the cap. The cover is cobweb, fibrous, pale ocher.

Spore powder: sooty brown. Oval spores. Cystids are fusiform, cylindrical, clavate.

Distribution: found in coniferous and mixed forests, usually near pine trees. Fruiting bodies are located singly or in large groups. They are found from September to October.

Notes: Mokrukha felt is protected in reserves. All protective measures should be aimed at preserving forests with the participation of whole-leaved fir. The limiting factors are deforestation and fires, leading to the disappearance of forest stands.