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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Albatrellaceae: Albatrellus ovinus (Schaeff.) Kotl. & Pouzar, 1957

Albatrellus ovinus – Sheep Polypore

Synonyms: Albatrellus albidus, Boletus albidus, Boletus carinthiacus, Boletus fragilis, Boletus ovinus, Caloporus ovinus, Polyporus limonius, Polyporus lutescens, Polyporus ovinus, Polyporus subsquamosus, Scutiger ovinus.

Common name: sheep Polypore.

Russian names: Trutovik ovechiy, Albatrellus ovechiy, Ovechiy grib.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Albatrellus ovinus is a terrestrial polypore fungus found in western North America, and Northern Europe. It is very closely related to the more common A. subrubescens, from which it may be distinguished microscopically by the amyloid spore wall. It is edible and sold commercially in Finland.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Polypore mushrooms <B>Albatrellus ovinus</B> in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-15.htm">September 15, 2017</A>
LinkPolypore mushrooms Albatrellus ovinus in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 15, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Cluster of polypore mushrooms <B>Albatrellus ovinus</B> in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-15.htm">September 15, 2017</A>
LinkCluster of polypore mushrooms Albatrellus ovinus in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 15, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Dense cluster of polypore mushrooms <B>Albatrellus ovinus</B> in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-15.htm">September 15, 2017</A>
LinkDense cluster of polypore mushrooms Albatrellus ovinus in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 15, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Caps of polypore mushrooms <B>Albatrellus ovinus</B> in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-15.htm">September 15, 2017</A>
LinkCaps of polypore mushrooms Albatrellus ovinus in a spruce forest west from Kavgolovskoe Lake near Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 15, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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