Observation 182227: Albatrellus ovinus (Fr.) Kotl. & Pouz.

When: 2014-10-11

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

49.4603194° 75.479153° 841m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Albatrellus ovinus Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales. (Sheep Polypore or Трутовик овечий.)
Fleshy pinkish-white mushroom, cap and stalk make a solid body.
Cap: 4-10cm wide, 3-5 cm thick, convex, sometimes irregular shape; whitish, pinkish or yellowish-white, a young cap is often indistinct and compose a single body with a stalk; bruising makes reddish coloring.

Tubes 1-3mm long and descending stalk, several per 1mm, bottom cap surface looks fine velvety, white (when soft) then yellowish-white or pinkish.
Stalk: 3-6cm long and 2-3cm thick; whitish or pinkish-white.
Habitat: rare kind in this location; single or small clusters at the old partially rotten aspen stumps or roots, minor on the ground nearby the other wood. Photo #692.5_1 was made in a small aspen area along pine-tree forest.
Edibility: edible when young and not very stiff.
Season: July-September.

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