Boletin marsh

Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster) Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster) Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster)

Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Suillaceae (Oily)
  • Genus: Boletinus (Boletin)
  • Species: Boletinus paluster (Marsh Boletin)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Marsh grate
  • Oiler false

Other names:

  • Marsh grate

  • Oiler false

  • Ivanchik

Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster)

Description: The hat is 5-10 cm in diameter, cushion-shaped, flat-convex, with a central tubercle, tomentose-scaly, dry, fleshy, very bright in youth: burgundy, cherry or purple-red; in old age it turns pale, acquires a yellowish tint, becomes red-ocher. Remnants of the bedspread are sometimes visible along the edge of the cap.

The tubular layer is first yellow, then yellowish-buffy, brownish, strongly descending to the peduncle; in young mushrooms it is covered with a dirty pink filmy blanket. The openings of the tubes are radially elongated. The pores are wide, up to 4 mm in diameter.

The spore powder is pale brown.

Leg 4 – 7 cm long, 1 – 2 cm thick, slightly thickened at the base, sometimes with noticeable ring remnants, yellow at the top, reddish under the ring, lighter than the cap, solid.

The pulp is yellow, sometimes slightly blue. The taste is bitter. The smell in young mushrooms is inexpressive, in old ones it is slightly unpleasant.

Distribution: Marsh boletin lives in larch forests and mixed forests with the presence of larch, in dry and humid places, in July – September. Widely distributed in Western and Eastern Siberia, as well as in the Far East. In the European part of Russia, it is found in cultivated plantations of larch.

Similarity: Asian boletin (Boletinus asiaticus) has a similar appearance and color, has a hollow stem and a more graceful structure

Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster)

Rating: Boletin marsh – Edible mushroom, but does not differ in high taste. Due to the bitter taste, it is only suitable for pickling or pickling after soaking for 2-3 days and boiling for 20 minutes. According to foreign experts: an inedible or even poisonous mushroom.

Note: The generic name Boletinus is derived from Boletus + inus, a finite element indicating similarity. Specific epithet paluster lat. swamp.

Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster) Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster) Marsh boletin (Boletinus paluster)

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