Growing row (Leucocybe connata)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
- Genus: Leucocybe
- Species: Leucocybe connata (Growing row)
The accreted row, previously attributed to the genus Lyophyllum, is currently included in another genus – Leucocybe. The systematic position of the genus Leucocybe is not entirely clear, therefore it is included in the Tricholomataceae sensu lato family.
Hat: The diameter of the cap of a row of accrete is 3-8 cm, in youth it is convex, cushion-shaped, gradually opens with age; the edges of the cap unfold, often giving it an irregular shape. The color is whitish, often with a yellow, ocher or lead (after frost) tint. The center is usually somewhat darker than the edges; sometimes hygrophane concentric zones can be distinguished on the cap. The pulp is white, firm, with a slight 'row' odor.
Blades: White, narrow, frequent, slightly descending or adherent with a tooth.
Spore powder: White.
Leg: Height 3-7 cm, cap color, smooth, hard, fibrous, thickened in the upper part. Because Leucocybe connata often appears as conglomerates of several fungi, the legs are often deformed and twisted.
Distribution: Occurs from the beginning of autumn (in my experience – from mid-August) to the end of October in forests of various types, preferring sparse areas, often grows along forest roads and on the roads themselves (our case). As a rule, it bears fruit in clusters (bunches) of 5-15 specimens of different sizes. Similar species: Given the characteristic way of growing, it is difficult to confuse a grown row with any other fungus: it seems that no other white mushrooms form such dense aggregates.
Edible: The mushroom is edible, but, according to the unanimous statements of prominent authors, it is completely tasteless. Remarks Contrary to logic, the last time I confused a rowing with a waxy gossip (Clitocybe cerrusata). Perhaps the reason for this was surprise: life decreed that until that moment I had never seen so many white mushrooms growing on a forest road. A good kilometer of the roadway was covered with white bunches: here and there crushed, here and there bitten off, here and there – torn off, examined and thrown away. It was very beautiful and mysterious. True, it was 2003, which has already gone down in history as one of the most mushroom years in the past decade –
Nevertheless, in October 2004, the picture repeated itself. The only difference is that the mushrooms did not grow so heap. But they worked their entire kilometer inside and out, which, of course, cannot but rejoice.
Photo of a mushroom Ryadovka grown together from questions in recognition: