Mushroom pink ryadovka: photo, description and processing

Mushroom pink ryadovka: photo, description and processingPink ryadovka, which is also known as violet ryadovka, is a type of fruit bodies belonging to the ryadovkovy family. This is a good edible mushroom that tastes like purple ryadovka. However, some fans of the 'mushroom' do not dare to take and cook this type of fruit body due to the slight violet aroma, which can persist in its structure even after heat treatment.

We suggest that you familiarize yourself in more detail with the description and photo belonging to the pink ryadovka.

Description of the pink row (Lepista irina)

Latin name: Lepista irina.

Family: Ordinary (Tricholomataceae). In some sources, this type of mushroom was transferred to the genus Clitocybe.

Synonyms: ryadovka violet, violet leafy. Latin synonyms: Clitocybe irina, Gyrophila irina, Tricholoma irinum, Agaricus irinus, Rhodopaxillus irinus.

Hat: rather large, 5-15 cm in diameter, fleshy, in young specimens it is presented in the form of a sphere. Then it acquires a bell-shaped shape and, already in deep adulthood, becomes prostrate, with wavy, uneven edges. The surface of the cap is dry and smooth to the touch. The color is white with a noticeable pink tinge, which turns reddish brown in maturity. The area located in the very center of the cap has a darker shade than the edges.

Leg: 5-11 cm in height, up to 2 cm in thickness, strong, fibrous, slightly widened at the base, sometimes even.

Mushroom pink ryadovka: photo, description and processingMushroom pink ryadovka: photo, description and processing

The photo shows that the pink leg of the row is covered with characteristic vertical strokes, but they are not always visible. The surface can be whitish, pale, or pinkish cream.

Flesh: thick, dense, white in color, pleasant floral aroma and sweetish taste. The flesh of the stem is fibrous and rather tough, especially at the base.

Plates: loose, frequent, adherent to the stem, sometimes not reaching it. The color of the plates in young mushrooms is whitish, after which they turn pink, and in maturity, a delicate shade resembling the color of cinnamon is noticeable.

Edible: an edible mushroom, but mild poisoning has been reported. Apparently, this is due to the fact that the mushroom was collected in ecologically polluted places – near factories, highways and other industrial enterprises.

Application: There are many processing methods for pink row mushrooms. Most often they are pickled, salted and fried. Sometimes the fruit body is frozen or dried.

Distribution: European countries, as well as North America. In Russia, ryadovka pink mushrooms can be found in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories, as well as in the Amur Region. Grows in groups, rows, choosing mixed, coniferous and deciduous forests. Occurs in autumn (end of August-October), forming 'witch's rings'. It grows simultaneously with the purple row (Lepista nuda) – an edible mushroom. Both species are often found in the same locations.

Distribution of pink rows in Primorye

Ryadovka is considered one of the most common fruit bodies in the Primorsky Territory. This mushroom prefers sandy soil covered with moss, settles in pine forests, sometimes in parks and gardens. The harvest peaks in September-early October. Pink ryadovka is no exception – in Primorye it can be found almost everywhere. After all, it is known that broad-leaved-cedar and dark-coniferous-cedar forests are widespread throughout this region. In addition, Primorye has a monsoon, warm climate with a large amount of precipitation. In turn, these conditions are excellent for the growth and abundant fruiting of mushrooms.

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