Hebeloma root

Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum) Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum) Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum)

Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hymenogastraceae (Hymenogastric)
  • Genus: Hebeloma (Gebeloma)
  • Species: Hebeloma radicosum (Gebeloma root)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Hebeloma tapered

Other names:

  • Hebeloma tapered

  • Rooted hyfoloma
  • Gifoloma rooting
  • Agaricus radicosus

 Hebeloma root Root or tapered Hebeloma (Latin Hebeloma radicosum) is a fungus of the Hebeloma genus of the Strophariaceae family. Previously, the genus belonged to the families Spiderweb (Cortinariaceae) and Bolbitiaceae. Inedible due to its low taste, sometimes it is considered a low-value conditionally edible mushroom, suitable for consumption in limited quantities in combination with other mushrooms.

Root hebeloma cap: Large, 8-15 cm in diameter; already in his youth it takes on a characteristic 'semi-convex' shape, which it does not part with until old age. The color of the cap is gray-brown, lighter at the edges than in the center; the surface is covered with large, non-flaking scales of a darker color, which makes it appear 'pockmarked'. The flesh is thick and dense, whitish, with a bitter taste and almond aroma.

Plates: Frequent, loose or semi-adherent; the color varies from light gray in youth to brown-clayey in adulthood.

Spore powder: Yellowish brown.

Stem of hebeloma root: Height 10-20 cm, often curved, expanding at the soil surface. A characteristic feature is a long and relatively thin 'root process', from which the root hebeloma got its name. Color – light gray; the surface of the leg is densely covered with 'pants' of flakes, which slide down with age.

Distribution: Occurs from mid-August to early October in forests of various types, forming mycorrhiza with deciduous trees; often hebele root can be found in places with damaged topsoil – in grooves and holes, near rodent burrows. In good years for oneself, it can come across in very large groups, in bad ones, it can be completely absent.

Similar species: Large size and characteristic 'root' do not confuse Hebeloma radicosum with any other species.

Edible: Apparently inedible, although not poisonous. The bitter flesh and the inaccessibility of 'experimental material' do not allow any serious conclusions to be drawn on this score.

Remarks The mushroom is, without any exaggeration, magnificent. Huge, fleshy, dense and firm growing. Mushroom-extrovert: he climbs to get acquainted with the mushroom picker and does not dispose to delusions at his own expense. It's good that he is useless – if only they could see him, if someone needed him.

Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum) Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum) Root Hebeloma (Hebeloma radicosum)

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