Pigeon row Tricholoma columbetta photo and description of the mushroom

Pigeon row (lat. Tricholoma Columbetta) is a mushroom belonging to the Ryadovkov family, which is listed in the Red Book of the Leningrad Region. This species is included in the category of rare.

Where it grows

A row of pigeon can be found in the Vsevolozhsky district of Eurasia, in the European part of the country and in Krasnoyarsk. This mushroom can be seen in Japan, Africa. A row can be seen in Western Siberia. Pigeon row is common in pine and cereal forests in the territory of the purchase. This mushroom is found in the Novosibirsk region, namely in Pirogovsky Bor.


The diameter of the hat varies from 6 to 11 cm. When the fruit body is still young, the hat has a hemispherical shape, but over time this part of the mushroom is revealed, and the edges begin to bend inside. The skin of the fungus is white or grayish, the surface of the mushroom is all in scales. These scales are the same color as the hat. Sometimes you can find green spots on a hat.

Polvnaya polly pulp is dense. The flesh becomes pink on break, when cooking or frying red. Sporiferous layer of the mushroom plate. The plates are quite wide, they do not grow to the mushroom.

The length of the legs of the rowing varies from 6 to 15 cm. The diameter of this part ranges from 1 to 3 msm. The leg of the rower has a cylindrical shape, it taps a little down. At the base, the leg is bluish-green, but this part is gray. The leg is silky, its fiber flesh.

The disputes of the rowing are soft, have a rounded shape. Their parameters: 5.5-7.0 x 4-5 μm. Collect this mushroom in late August-September.


A dangerous double of a row of pigeon is a white row. The poisonous double is easy to distinguish it makes a very unpleasant smell.

The row is white

Another similar view is a row tiger. This double ripens just during the “hunting” for a row of pigeon. You can distinguish a double by large “flakes” on a hat that make the color of the fungus Leopardov.

Row Tiger

A row of frequent plastic is another double. A mushroom hat of a pale cream color, this part of the mushroom is convex. In an adult copy, the hat becomes a convex-gap. The leg has a cylindrical shape, at the base this part of the mushroom is quite wide. This mushroom can be found in birch-axin forests.

A row is frequent plastic

The talked bent is also similar to a row of pigeon. The hat of the mushroom is grayish, it has a funnelshaped shape. The leg has a cylindrical shape. The diameter of the hat varies from 3 to 6 cm. This mushroom is common in the European part of Eurasia.

The dialect is bent

Another similar species entolom. The color of the hat is usually yellowish. The hat itself has a convex or funnelshaped shape. The diameter of the hat varies from 4 to 5 cm. Entoloma grows in the south and west of Eurasia, the mushroom is found only in coniferous forests.

Interesting Facts

  1. Pigeon can be grown in the same way as champignons.
  2. This mushroom powder is used as a means of combating oily shine and acne. Powder from dried mushrooms add many products for care.
  3. In Europe, a row of a pigeon is a delicacy. These mushrooms are most often grown for export.
  4. Pigeon Row often creates mycorrhiza with oak.

This mushroom was opened in 1871. The mushroom was called so because of the hat that looks like feathers.

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