Rhizopogon roseolus    (Corda) Th. M. Fr. 

common name(s) : Blushing False Truffle 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Boletales/Rhizopogonaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Gasteromycetideae  

synonyms: Rhizopogon rubescens 

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Rhizopogon roseolus toxicity of Rhizopogon roseolus genus Rhizopogon  

The fruiting body is irregularly globular, tough, half or completely buried, without veins on its surface, whitish then pink-violet to red-brown.

the odour is mushroomy, fetid when mature.

The fertile surface is.

It grows on the ground, in coniferous woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with pine, spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from August to November.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 3.5 cm (between 2 and 5 cm)

Distinctive features : irregular potatoe-shaped, white then ochre body, turning pink when rubbed; mycelial strands at the base, reddening when touched; white then olive-brown flesh, not marbled; unpleasant odour when mature (garlic); half-buried, with pines or spruce

Rhizopogon roseolus is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18