Giant pig (Leucopaxillus giganteus)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
- Genus: Leucopaxillus (White pig)
- Species: Leucopaxillus giganteus (Giant pig)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Giant talker
Giant Snow White
The row is giant
Giant pig (lat.Leucopaxillus giganteus) is a species of mushrooms included in the genus Leucopaxillus of the family Tricholomataceae.
Belongs not to the genus of talkers, but to the genus of pigs (not pigs). However, both genera are from the same family.
It is a large mushroom. The cap is 10-30 cm in diameter, weakly funnel-shaped, lobed-wavy along the edge, white-fawn. The plates are white, later cream. One-color leg with a cap. The pulp is white, thick, with a powdery odor, without any particular taste.
The giant pig is found in forest glades in the European part of Russia and the Caucasus. Sometimes forms 'witch rings'.
Edible, but may cause stomach upset. Mediocre, conditionally edible mushroom of the 4th category, used fresh (after 15-20 minutes of boiling) or salted. It is recommended to use only young mushrooms. Old ones are slightly bitter and are suitable only for drying. The pulp of the mushroom contains an antibiotic that kills the tubercle bacillus – clitocybin A and B.