beautiful mushroom is Rhodotus palmatus


This extremely beautiful mushroom is Rhodotus palmatus. The Rhodotus genius contain some of the most magic looking mushrooms known.

Rhodotus is a genus in the Physalacriaceae family of fungi. It is a ...monotypic genus and consists of the single mushroom species Rhodotus palmatus, known in the vernacular as the netted Rhodotus, the rosy veincap, or the wrinkled peach. This uncommon species has a circumboreal distribution, and has been collected in eastern North America, northern Africa, Europe, and Asia; declining populations in Europe have led to its appearance in over half of the European fungal Red Lists of threatened species. Typically found growing on the stumps and logs of rotting hardwoods, mature specimens may usually be identified by the pinkish color and the distinctive ridged and veined surface of their rubbery caps; variations in the color and quantity of light received during development lead to variations in the size, shape, and cap color of fruit bodies.
The unique characteristics of R. palmatus have made it difficult for taxonomists to agree on how it should be
classified, resulting in an elaborate taxonomical history and an extensive synonymy. First named Agaricus
palmatus by Bulliard in 1785, it was reclassified into several different genera before becoming Rhodotus in 1926.
 The familial placement of the genus Rhodotus within the order Agaricales has also been subject to dispute,
and the taxon has been transferred variously to the families Amanitaceae, Entolomataceae, and Tricholomataceae.
 More recently, molecular phylogenetics analysis has helped determine that Rhodotus is most closely related to
genera in the Physalacriaceae.http://fansofnature.blogspot.com

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