Edible strobilurus (Strobilurus esculentus)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Physalacriaceae (Physalacriaceae)
- Genus: Strobilurus (Strobilurus)
- Species: Strobilurus esculentus (Edible strobilurus)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Strobilurus juicy
Hat: At first, the cap is in the shape of a hemisphere, then becomes open as it matures. The diameter of the cap is three centimeters. The color ranges from light brown to dark shades. The cap is slightly wavy at the edges. Adult mushrooms have a small noticeable tubercle. In wet weather, the surface of the cap is slippery. Dry – matte, velvety and dull.
Plates: not frequent, with intermediate plates. The plates are whitish at first, then acquire a grayish tint.
Spore powder: light cream.
Leg: rather thin, only 1-3mm thick, 2-5cm high. Rigid, hollow, in the upper part of a lighter shade. The leg has a tapered base with woolly strands ingrown into the leg. The surface of the leg is yellow-brown, ocher, but under the ground it is pubescent.
Spores: smooth, colorless, elliptical. Cystids are rather narrow, obtuse, fusiform.
Flesh: firm, white. There is very little pulp, it is thin and has a pleasant aroma.
Edible strobilurus bears a resemblance to the edible root pseudo-hiatula. A distinctive feature of psvedagiatulu is rounded wide cystids.
As the name implies, the Strobilurus mushroom is edible.
Edible strobilurus is found exclusively in spruce, or forests mixed with spruce. It grows on fir cones that have sprouted in the soil and cones lying on the ground in places of high humidity. Fruiting in early spring and late autumn. Several fruiting bodies are formed on the cones.
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The word esculentus in the mushroom name means 'edible'.
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