Observation 169500: Hydnellum caeruleum (Hornem.) P. Karst.

When: 2013-08-20

Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

49.43917° 75.45508° 1030m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Hydnellum caeruleum (Hornem.) P. Karst., Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales. (Blue Belt Rooting Polypora, гиднеллум голубой, г. сине-оранжевый, г. голубой поясок).
Cap: 3-8cm flat or slightly convex and bumpy, old slightly depressed, velvety; bluish-milky when young, often with blue outer ring; central part is bluish-milky, bluish-smoky, then brown and white when depressed, pinkish-brown or grayish-brown when old. Tubes are small, several per 1mm, bottom surface look hairy; descending; color from dull brownish-orange or bluish-white up to grayish-brown;
Stalk: completely underground, 5-10cm long, 1.5-3cm thick, uneven, stiff, dull brownish-orange up to dark brown because covered tiny roots with soil, inter grow decay wood. It looks as a tree root.
Habitat: single or small group on the ground near old pine-tree in pine tree forest with rare birches.
Edibility: stiff as a wood.
Season: July-August.


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49.38357°"N”, 75.40375°"E”, 1121m
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49.38357°"N”, 75.40375°"E”, 1121m
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Old one: 49.38385°"N”, 75.40361°"E”, 1026m
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Old one: 49.38385°"N”, 75.40361°"E”, 1026m

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Recognized by sight: definitely not Albatrellus/Neoalbatrellus. No pores, hairy-tomentose cap, wedge-shaped stipe, etc.

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