Gigrofor pinkish

Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus) Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus) Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus)

Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus)

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 pudorinus (Pinkish Gigrofor)

Synonyms:

  • Agaricus purpurasceus
  • Limacium glutiniferum

Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus)

External description At first, the cap is hemispherical, then wide, open and slightly depressed. Slightly sticky and smooth skin. A dense and very strong leg, thickened at the base, has a sticky surface covered with tiny white-pink scales. Sparse, but fleshy and wide plates, weakly descending along the stem. Dense white pulp with a characteristic resinous odor and a pungent, almost turpentine taste. The color of the cap changes from pink to light ocher, with a pink tint. Pale yellow or whitish discs that turn pink. The flesh is white at the leg, and pink at the cap.

Edible Edible, but not popular due to unpleasant taste and smell. Acceptable in pickled and dried form.

Habitat Found in coniferous mountain forests.

Season Autumn.

Similar species Distantly, the mushroom is similar to the edible Hygrophorus poetarum, which has a pleasant taste and smell, and grows in deciduous forests.

Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus) Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus) Pinkish hygrophorus (Hygrophorus pudorinus)

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