Strobilurus twine-legged

Strobilurus split-legged (Strobilurus stephanocystis)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Physalacriaceae (Physalacriaceae)
  • Genus: Strobilurus (Strobilurus)
  • Species: Strobilurus stephanocystis (Strobilurus twine-legged)

Synonyms:

  • Collybia stephanocystis

  • Pseudohiatula stephanocystis
  • Marasmius esculentussubsp.pini
  • Strobilirus venocystoid
  • Strobilurus capitate-cystic

Strobilurus stephanocystis - Strobilurus twine-legged

Description

Hat: At first hemispherical, then convex and finally flat, sometimes with a slight tubercle. The color is white at first, later darkens to yellow-brown. The edge of the cap is even. The diameter is usually 1-2 cm.

Strobilurus twine-legged - Strobilurus stephanocystis

Strobilurus twine-legged - Strobilurus stephanocystis

Strobilurus twine-legged - Strobilurus stephanocystis

Hymenophore: lamellar. The plates are sparse, free, white or light cream, the edges of the plates are finely toothed.

Strobilurus twine-legged - Strobilurus stephanocystis

Leg: thin 1-3 mm. thick, white at the top, yellowish below, hollow, hard, very long – up to 10 cm, most of the stem is immersed in the substrate.

Strobilurus twine-legged - Strobilurus stephanocystis

Its underground part is covered with thick long hairs. If you try to carefully dig out the mushroom with the 'root', then an old pine cone is always found at the end.

Strobilurus twine-legged - Strobilurus stephanocystis

Pulp: light, thin, without much taste or smell.

Habitat

It lives exclusively under the pines, on old pine cones immersed in the soil. It appears in spring and grows until late autumn throughout the area where pines grow.

Edibility

The hat is quite edible, the leg is very tough.

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