Blunt flywheel

Blunt flywheel (Xerocomellus truncatus)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Xerocomellus (Xeroomellus or Mokhovichok)
  • Species: Xerocomellus truncatus (Blunt moss)


  • Pink-footed flywheel;

  • Borovik blunt-spore;

  • Boletus trunctatus;

  • Xerocomus trunctatus.


Very similar to other flyworms, but differs from them in spores with a blunt ('cut') end. Recorded in Europe and North America; within the former USSR, it is noted in the European part (a number of regions of Ukraine, the Saratov region) and in the North Caucasus.

Xerocomus truncatus

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