Hericium striped (Hydnellum concrescens)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
- Order: Thelephorales
- Family: Bankeraceae (Banker)
- Genus: Hydnellum (Hydnellum)
- Species: Hydnellum concrescens (Hericium striped)
Synonym: Hydnum zonatum
Hericium striped (lat.Hydnellum concrescens) is now rarely found by mushroom pickers. The fungus belongs to the genus Gibnum, the family Ezovikov. It is a wild growing mushroom, not edible.
In appearance, it looks like a two-year-old inedible dry house. The difference lies in the fact that the dry house has a very thin cap with pronounced zoning. The bottom of the cap is covered with small punctate pores.
The mushroom is decorated with a rusty-brown cap, which can reach ten centimeters in diameter. In the pattern of the cap, there is an inclusion of alternating light stripes. The velvety thin mushroom leg is painted in a rusty color. Small, pale, emerging spores have a spherical shape.
It grows both singly and in groups that stick together with caps and legs. Sometimes it can grow in rows.
Hericium striped is now rare, mainly in early autumn, in August and September. Grows in mixed forests on well-rotted soils. Often mushroom pickers meet him among the thickets of moss. Mixed birch forests are an especially favorite habitat.
Almost all species of the surviving hedgehog mushrooms are rare and endangered species, so they must be protected from destruction. The area of distribution is considered to be vast Siberian forests, the Far East, the European part of Russia.
Hericium striped is well known to amateurs and professional mushroom pickers who are fond of picking mushrooms, or the so-called quiet hunting. Due to its inedibility, it does not represent nutritional value, therefore it is not subjected to mass collection during the period of active fruiting. This helps to preserve it as a rare species.