Gigrofor beech

Beech hygrophorus (Hygrophorus leucophaeus) Beech hygrophorus (Hygrophorus leucophaeus) Beech hygrophorus (Hygrophorus leucophaeus)

Beech hygrophorus (Hygrophorus leucophaeus)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hygrophoraceae (Hygrophoric)
  • Genus: Hygrophorus (Gigrofor)
  • Species: Hygrophorus leucophaeus (Gigrofor beech)

Other names:

  • Gigrofor Lindtner
  • Gigrofor ash gray
  • Hygrophorus lindtneri

Beech hygrophorus (Hygrophorus leucophaeus)

External description Elastic, thin, not very fleshy cap, first convex, then prostrate, sometimes slightly concave with a developed tubercle. Smooth skin, slightly sticky in wet weather. Fragile, very thin cylindrical leg, slightly thickened at the base, covered with a mealy bloom at the top. Thin, narrow and sparse plates, slightly descending. Dense, delicate white-pink pulp, with a pleasant taste and odorless. The color of the cap changes from white to pale pink, in the center it turns into rusty brown or dark ocher. The leg is light red or white-pink. Pinkish or white plates.

Edible Edible, not popular due to its small amount of pulp and small size.

Habitat Found in deciduous forests, mainly beech. In mountainous and hilly areas.

Season Autumn.

Similar species It differs from other hygrophors only in the dark color of the center of the cap.

Photo of the Gigrofor beech mushroom from the recognition questions:

Hygrophorus leucophaeus - Beech hygrophorus Hygrophorus leucophaeus - Beech hygrophorus 2016.11.19 Anastasia Hygrophorus leucophaeus - Beech hygrophorus Hygrophorus leucophaeus - Beech hygrophorus Hygrophorus leucophaeus - Beech hygrophorus 2018.01.03 Tatiana

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