Gyrodon merulioides (Gyrodon merulioides)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Boletales
- Family: Paxillaceae (Piggies)
- Genus: Gyrodon (Gyrodon)
- Species: Gyrodon merulioides (Gyrodon merulius)
Gyrodon merulius belongs to the Pig family.
The head of this mushroom can be from 4 to 12.5 cm in diameter. In a young mushroom, the cap has a slightly convex shape, and its edge is slightly tucked. After some time, the cap takes on a depressed shape or becomes almost funnel-shaped. Its smooth surface is yellow-brown or red-brown, mushrooms with an olive brown color are also found.
The pulp of Gyrodon Merulius in the center is more dense in structure than at the edges. The color of the pulp is yellow. This mushroom has no particular smell or distinctive taste.
The fungus hymenophore is tubular, dark yellow or olive green. If damaged, then over time it will slowly acquire a blue-green tint.
The leg of the Gyrodon is Merulius in length is from 2 to 5 cm. It is eccentric in shape, and in its upper part the leg is the same color as the tubular layer, and in the lower part it has a blackish-brown color.
The spore powder has an olive brown color, and the spores themselves are light yellow, in shape they are broadly ellipsoid or almost spherical.
As for the growth of Gyrodon Merulius, it rarely occurs singly. This mushroom is more often found growing in small groups.
The mushroom is edible and edible.
The season for Gyrodon Merulius is summer and mid-autumn.