May tinder

Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus) Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus) Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus)

Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Polyporales
  • Family: Polyporaceae (Polyporous)
  • Genus: Lentinus (Saw-leaf)
  • Species: Lentinus substrictus (Tinder fungus)

Other names:

  • Polyporus ciliatus

  • Polyporus ciliated

  • Ciliated polypore

May tinder

To date, this species has been transferred from the genus Polyporus (Polyporus) to the genus Lentinus (Saw-leaf).

Hat: in youth, the cap is rounded with rolled edges, then it becomes open. The diameter of the cap is from 5 to 12 centimeters. The cap is positioned singly. The surface of the cap is colored grayish-brown in young mushrooms. The hat then fades to a dirty creamy color. The surface of the cap is thin, smooth.

Flesh: The firm flesh is white in color and has a pleasant mushroom aroma. Mature mushrooms have creamy flesh. In dry weather, harsh, leathery

Hymenophore: short tubular pores of a whitish color, descending to the stem. The pores of the tinder fungus are very small, which is the main difference between this species and other tinder fungi.

Stem: a cylindrical stem located in the center of the cap, sometimes has a curved shape, dense. The surface of the leg is gray or brown in color, often velvety and soft. Leg height up to 9 centimeters, thickness about 1 centimeters. The lower part of the leg is covered with medium-sized blackish scales. Spore powder: white.

Distribution: Tinder fungus Maisky occurs from early May to late summer. Grows on rotting wood. The fungus is found en masse mainly in the spring. Prefers sunny glades, hence such a radical difference in the appearance of mature specimens of tinder fungus. Occurs in gardens and forests singly or in small groups.

Similarity: The choice of hat-shaped tinder fungus in May is not very large, and during this period this mushroom has no competitors. At other times, it can be mistaken for the Winter Polypore, but this mushroom has a brown color. However, the mushroom is easy to identify due to small pores, this is the main distinguishing feature of the May Tinder, so changing its color will not deceive an experienced mushroom picker.

Edible: This mushroom has no nutritional value, but some sources claim that Tinder Maysky tastes like oyster mushroom, but this is a rather flattering assessment for him. The mushroom is inedible.

Notes: Tinder fungus Maisky can be very diverse. In springtime, he replaces all cap mushrooms, probably this is the reason that makes him be so different from himself. The mushroom looks simply magnificent, on such impeccable mushrooms I want to check whether the tinder fungus is edible. But practice has shown – there is a mushroom, it is not worth it, but Polyporus ciliatus did not become less beautiful.

Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus) Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus) Tinder fungus (Lentinus substrictus)

Photo of the mushroom Tinder mayis from the questions in recognition:

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