Boletus pink-skinned

Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus) Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus) Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus)

Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Rubroboletus
  • Species: Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus (Boletus pink-skinned)


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Boletus rhodoxanthus

This mushroom belongs to the Borovik genus, which is a member of the Bolet family. Pink-skinned boletus has been studied very little, because it is quite rare, it cannot be cultivated, since it belongs to the poisonous.

The diameter of the cap can reach 7-20 cm, its shape is at first half spherical, and then it opens up to the end and takes the form of a pillow, then over time it is slightly pressed in the middle and becomes open. The cap has a smooth or slightly velvety skin, sometimes it is sticky, its color is brown-gray, and it can also be dirty yellow with a slight bloom of red at the edges.

The flesh of the mushroom is quite dense, the leg may be slightly softer. The body of the stem is lemon-yellow, bright, the area near the tubes is of the same color, and closer to the base the color becomes wine-red. The cut becomes blue. The mushroom has a weak taste and smell.

Pink-skinned boletus can grow up to 20 cm in height, and the diameter of the leg can reach 6 cm. At first, the leg has a tuberous shape, but then it gradually becomes cylindrical, very often with a pointed base. The lower part of the leg is colored bright red, and a yellow tint appears above. The entire surface of the peduncle is covered with a bright red convex net, which at the beginning of growth has a looped structure, and then stretches and becomes dotted.

Boletus pink-skinned

The tubule layer is usually light yellow or sometimes bright yellow, and the mature mushroom can be yellow-green or blue. The tubes themselves are quite long, their pores are at first narrow and similar in color to the tubes, and then they acquire a blood-red or carmine color and a rounded-angular shape. This boletus is similar to the satanic mushroom and has the same habitats, but is quite rare.

Despite the fact that pink-skinned boletus can be found infrequently, cases of poisoning with this particular fungus are known. It is poisonous both raw and after careful processing. Symptoms of poisoning become noticeable after a few hours after using it. Most often these are sharp stabbing pains in the abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, fever. If you eat a lot of mushrooms, then the poisoning will be accompanied by convulsions and loss of consciousness.

Deaths from poisoning with this fungus are practically unknown, all symptoms of poisoning disappear after a few days. But sometimes various complications can occur, especially for the elderly and children. Therefore, it is imperative to consult a doctor when the first signs of poisoning appear.

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Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus) Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus) Pink boletus (Rubroboletus rhodoxanthus)

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