The satanic mushroom (Boletus satanas) belongs to the category of inedible mushrooms, but opinions differ about the possibility of its use.
The second name of the poisonous satanic mushroom is satanic sick. It does not differ in its special taste, however, it does not have any special bitterness. Therefore, some consider it acceptable to use it.
On this page you will see a photo and a description of the satanic mushroom, learn about its counterparts, the halo of distribution and the timing of growth. You can also see what the satanic mushroom looks like in the video.
What does a poisonous satanic mushroom look like?
Hat (diameter 7-28 cm): usually off-white or off-gray, rarely with a greenish or yellow tint. It has the shape of an uneven semicircle, smooth to the touch, slightly velvety and dryish.
Pay attention to the photo of a poisonous satanic mushroom: its leg (height 6-18 cm) is usually brownish or orange-red, in a young mushroom in the form of an egg or a small ball, over time it becomes more like a turnip. Covered with a large mesh pattern. Very dense, tapering from bottom to top.
Flesh: in the leg with a red tint, and white in the cap. Turns blue on cut and when interacting with air, then turns red.
Doubles: other edible and inedible paints. Whitish boletus (Boletus albidus) and inedible (Boletus calopus) are non-poisonous and are conditionally edible, since they have a characteristic bitter taste. And the edible boletus olive (Boletus luridus) and speckled (Boletus erythropus) have a darker, usually brown cap.
When it grows: from mid June to late September in the southern and northern strip of Europe.
Where to find it: On calcareous soils in deciduous forests, more often around lindens, oaks, chestnuts and hornbeams.
Edible or not? Satanic mushroom on video
Eating: Satanic mushroom is quite poisonous and causes severe gastrointestinal disorders. Does not lose its poisonous properties even after prolonged heat treatment.
The smell of the satanic mushroom changes markedly with age. The young one has a pleasant spicy aroma, and the old one has an extremely repulsive smell of rotten vegetables.
Above, he invites you to get acquainted with the video of the satanic mushroom and once again remind you of its distinctive features.
Important! Opinions differ about the inedibility of the satanic mushroom. Someone considers it edible, although it does not have good taste. According to other sources, even a few grams of the satanic mushroom can cause severe eating disorders.
Application in traditional medicine: not applicable.