Albatrellus blushing (Albatrellus subrubescens) photo and description

Albatrellus blushing (Albatrellus subrubescens)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Albatrellaceae (Albatrell)
  • Genus: Albatrellus (Albatrellus)
  • Species: Albatrellus subrubescens (Albatrellus blushing)

Albatrellus blushing (Albatrellus subrubescens)

One of the types of basidiomycetes, which belongs to poorly studied groups.

It is found in the forests of European countries, in Russia - on the territory of the Leningrad Region and Karelia. There is no exact data. Prefers pine forests.

Albatrellus blushing - saprotroph.

Basidiomas of the fungus are represented by a leg and a cap.

The diameter of the cap can reach 6-8 centimeters. The surface of the cap is scaly; old mushrooms may have cracking. Color - light brown, maybe dark orange, brown, with shades of purple.

The hymenophore has angular pores, the color is yellowish, with shades of green, there may be pinkish spots. The tubes run down strongly on the stem of the mushroom.

The stem can be eccentric; specimens with a central stem are also found. There is a small fluff on the surface, the color is pinkish. When dried, the leg acquires a bright pink color (hence the name - blushing albatrellus).

The pulp is dense, damp, and tastes bitter.

Albatrellus blushing is very similar to the sheep mushroom (Albatrellus ovinus) and also to the albatrellus lilac. But in a sheep's mushroom the spots on the cap are greenish, but in the lilac albatrellus, the hymenophore does not run down the stem, and the flesh is light yellow.