Porphyry porphyry-spore

Porphyry porphyry (Porphyrellus pseudoscaber) Porphyry porphyry (Porphyrellus pseudoscaber) Porphyry porphyry (Porphyrellus pseudoscaber)

Porphyry porphyry (Porphyrellus pseudoscaber)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Porphyrellus (Porphyrovik)
  • Species: Porphyrellus pseudoscaber (Porphyry porphyry)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Porfirell
  • Boletus purple spore

Other names:

  • Porfirell

  • Boletus purple spore

  • Pseudo-birch porphyry

  • Porphyrellus porphyrosporus

  • Tylopilus porphyrosporus

Porphyry porphyry-spore

The fruit body is velvety, dark.

The stem, cap and tubular layer are gray-brown.

The diameter of the cap is from 4 to 12 cm; the shape is cushion or hemispherical. When pressed, the tubular layer turns black-brown. Red-brown spore. Gray flesh that changes color, taste and odor when cut.

Location and season. It grows in deciduous, less often coniferous forests in Europe, Asia and North America. In the former USSR, it was recorded in the same place where the cotton-footed cone mushroom (in mountainous areas, in coniferous forests, in summer and autumn), as well as in the south-west of Ukraine and in the mountain forest of southern Kyrgyzstan. In the south of the Far East, there are several more species of this genus.

Similarity. It is difficult to confuse with another species.

Assessment. Edible but not valuable. The mushroom is of poor quality, rarely eaten.

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