Rhodotus is a genus of just one mushroom species, Rhodotus palmatus,
known as the rosy veincap or wrinkled peach. 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, though the size, shape, and color can
vary depending on the quantity and shades of light received during
development. This uncommon species 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. 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. Molecular
phylogenetics analysis has helped determine that Rhodotus is most
closely related to genera in the Physalacriaceae.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodotus>
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