Phylloporus pink-golden belongs to the rare species of edible mushrooms of the Boletovye family, it bears the official name Phylloporus pelletieri. Protected as a rare and poorly studied species. It was first found by a French botanist in the second half of the 19th century. Other names for this species: Phylloporus paradoxus, Agaricus pelletieri, Boletus paradoxus.
What does the phylloporus pink-golden look like?
Phylloporus pink-golden is a kind of transitional form between lamellar and tubular mushrooms, which is of particular interest to specialists. Appearance: a strong thickened leg, on which a massive cap is located. Grows in small groups.
Description of the hat
Initially, the shape of the cap in young specimens is convex with a tucked edge. But as it matures, it becomes flattened, slightly depressed. In this case, the edge begins to hang down. The velvety surface has a brown-red color, but in mature mushrooms it becomes smooth and slightly cracked.
On the reverse side there are thick yellow-golden plates, interconnected by branched descending bridges. When touched, a waxy coating is felt.
The stem of the phylloorus is pink-golden of medium density, yellowish in color. Its length is 3-7 cm, thickness is 8-15 mm. The shape is cylindrical, curved, with longitudinal ribs. The pulp has a mild mushroom smell and taste.
Is the mushroom edible or not
This species is classified as edible mushrooms. But it does not represent a special nutritional value due to its low meatiness and rarity.
Where and how it grows
Grows in deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests. Most often found under oak, hornbeam, beech, less often - under conifers. The active growth period is from July to October.
In Russia, it can be found in regions with a warm climate.
Doubles and their differences
In appearance, the pink-golden phylloporus is in many ways similar to the weakly poisonous slender pig. The main difference between the latter is the correct plates on the back of the cap. In addition, when the fruit body is damaged, it changes its color to rusty brown.
Warning! At the moment, the collection and consumption of this mushroom is prohibited.
Phylloporus pink-golden for ordinary mushroom pickers is not of particular value. Therefore, it is not recommended to collect it due to the low prevalence and rarity of the species.