Name: Albatrellus confluens (Alb. & Schwein.) Kotl. & Pouzar
Most Confident Observations:
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Albatrellus confluens

Author: (Alb. & Schwein.) Kotl. & Pouzar

Citation: Ceska Mykol. 11(3): 154 (1957)

Deprecated Synonyms: Leccinum leucopodium (Pers.) Dörfelt & G. Berg

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Russulales

Family: Albatrellaceae

Genus: Albatrellus

Lifeform:
Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Habitat/range: On the ground under conifers. In BC, known from Aleza Lake (Prince George area), Wells Gray Park, Manning Park, Hope, and Vancouver Island (Courtenay and Jordan River). Widespread elsewhere in western North America; known from WA and MT to NM and CA.
Basidiomata stipitate, solitary to gregarious, sometimes confluent; odour pleasant, aromatic; taste cabbage-like; stipe central to lateral, 6–10 cm long, 2–3 cm thick, solid, smooth, white or cream to pinkish buff; pileus 5–10 (–26) cm broad, circular, or frequently irregular in outline; pileus surface pinkish buff, fading to pale orange, smooth, glabrous or suede-like; context white to cream, fleshy, tough to brittle, up to 2 cm thick; tubes 2–7 mm deep, decurrent; pore surface white or cream; pores 1–4 per millimetre, angular or round, edges becoming thin and lacerate.Hyphae 4–15 μm diameter with clamp connections; basidiospores broadly ellipsoid, 4–5 × 2.8–3.6 μm, walls weakly amyloid.
Notes: In fresh basidiomata only the blue tint of A. flettii distinguishes it from A. confluens; however, the blue fades, and naming pale basidiomata seems problematic. Some reports of A. confluens in western North America may have been based on faded specimens of A. flettii.

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