Hintapink

(Russula paludosa)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Hintapink

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Minnesota

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Occurrence

Widespread but not uncommon

Season

Early summer to early autumn

Habitat/Hosts

Mycorrhizal with pines

 
Identification

Hintapink is a large, brightly colored mushroom. It is found on the ground in mixed woods and coniferous forests from early summer to early autumn. It grows on the roots of pines.

The cap is convex when young. As it ages it flattens and sometimes develops a shallow depression at the center. It is bright orangish-red, scarlet, or brownish-red, sometimes with pale areas. It is dull, slimy when wet, and 2 to 6 in diameter. The skin peels easily from the edge to on-half to three-quarters of the way to the center. The margin becomes marked with fine, vertical grooves and ridges with age.

The gills are creamy white at first, turning pale yellowish-orange (ochre) with age. They are fairly closely spaced and are narrowly attached to the stalk.

The stem is white and is sometimes partially or completely flushed with pink. It is smooth, 1¼ to 6 tall, and to 1¼ in diameter. It is sometimes slightly wider at the base.

The flesh is firm and white. The taste is mild. Like all Russulas, it is brittle, not fibrous, leading to the common name for this genus, Brittlegill.

The spores are pale cream in color.

This mushroom is edible but can be easily mistaken for Russula emetica, a poisonous mushroom.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 4, 7, 26, 29.

 
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Taxonomy

Division:

Basidiomycota (club fungi)

 

Subdivision:

Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)

 

Class:

Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)

 

No Rank:

Agaricomycetes incertae sedis

 

Order:

Russulales

 

Family:

Russulaceae

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

Hintapink

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Mycorrhizal

A symbiotic, usually beneficial relationship between a fungus and the tiny rootlets of a plant, usually a tree.

       
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Published on Feb 18, 2013

Výskyt červenec až září ve vlhkých jehličnatých lesích, v mechu, borůvčí, vřesu a na rašeliništích, přirozených smrčinách. Upřednostňuje původní bory a borové monokultury kyselé půdy a také horské a podhorské smrčiny. http://kudluvfotoatlashub.blog.cz/1302/holubinka-jahodova-russula-paludosa

 
     

 

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Takto to momentálně vypadá s růstem holubinek. Na sto metrech čtverečních jich včera bylo na stovky. Mám zde zychycené jak jsou rozseté po lese. Z 95% tu je holubinka jahodová, ze 3% h. odbarvená a ze 2% ostatní.

   
       

 

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