Pistil horned (Clavariadelphus pistillaris)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Phallomycetidae (Veselkovye)
- Order: Gomphales
- Family: Clavariadelphaceae
- Genus: Clavariadelphus (Clavariadelphus)
- Species: Clavariadelphus pistillaris (Horned pistil)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Horned clavate
- Horned Hercules
Description: Fruit body 5 – 10 (20) cm high and about 2-3 cm wide, clavate, longitudinally wrinkled, light yellow or reddish with a light felt base.
Spore powder is white.
Pulp: spongy, light, without a special smell, turns brown on the cut.
Distribution: The horned pistil lives in August and September mainly in deciduous forests, rarely. Found in more southern regions.
Similar Species: Truncated Hornbeam, which has a flat top of the fruiting body and a sweetish taste.
Grade: Horned pistil – A little known edible mushroom (according to some reports it is considered inedible).
Note: Listed in the Red Book of Russia.
Photo of the Horned pistil mushroom from the recognition questions:
2017.12.03 Snezhanna 2016.10.27 Bounty