Albatrellus Tien Shan

Albatrellus Tien Shan (Albatrellus tianschanicus)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Species: Albatrellus tianschanicus (Albatrellus Tien Shan)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Scutiger Tien Shan


  • Scutiger Tien Shan

  • Scutiger tianschanicus
  • Albatrellus henanensis

Albatrellus Tien Shan (Albatrellus tianschanicus)

Albatrellus Tien Shan – Annual mushrooms, usually solitary.

External description

The cap of the mushroom in youth is fleshy and elastic. The cap is depressed in the center. Its diameter is 2 – 10 cm, and its thickness is up to 0.5 cm, but it becomes much thinner towards the edge. With a lack of moisture, it becomes brittle and fragile. The surface layer of the cap is wrinkled.

The cap and stem have a monomytic hyphal system. The hyphae tissues are very loosely arranged. They have thin walls. The diameter is constantly changing. It is saturated with simple partitions, the diameter is 3-8 microns. At maturity, the partitions begin to dissolve and an almost homogeneous mass is obtained.

It is covered with dark scales with a radial-concentric shape. The color of the cap is off-yellow.

The tissue of this mushroom is white. Sometimes with a yellow tint. Remarkably, when dried, the color almost does not change. With age, it becomes brittle, loose, and on the border with the hymenophore, a black line is clearly visible.

The tubules are slightly downward and inconspicuous, as they are very short in length (0.5-2 mm).

The color of the hymenophore's surface varies between brown and brown-ocher.

The pores are almost regular in shape: angular or rhombic. Notched along the edges. The density is 2-3 by 1 mm. The leg is more central. Its length is 2-4 cm, and its diameter is 0, -0.7 cm. At the base, the leg is slightly swollen. Almost no color. It has a smooth surface when fresh. And when dried, it becomes wrinkled and becomes pale terracotta in color.

Sometimes you can find brown inclusions of a substance, similar in consistency to resin, located in the area of ​​hyphae up to 6 microns in diameter, although sometimes shorter formations. the hyphae are colored uniformly bluish, although the inclusions remain yellowish.

They are non-amyloid.

The hyphae of the legs do not differ from the hyphae of the cap of the mushroom. They have a tighter plexus and parallel arrangement. The pedicle hyphae are agglutinated and impregnated with a resinous substance.

Basidia are club-shaped, and the spores are elliptical, spherical, smooth, hyaline. They have thickened walls and are drawn obliquely near the base.

Albatrellus Tien Shan (Albatrellus tianschanicus)


Albatrellus Tien Shan – edible when young, old specimens are tough.


Albatrellus Tien Shan is found on the soil surface of a spruce forest. Hiding among the grass. Geographical location – Kyrgyzstan, Tien Shan (height 2200m)

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