Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Langermannia gigantea (600 mm)
Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Langermannia gigantea (600 mm)

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 21 Nov 2019


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Langermannia gigantea - The fruiting bodies are very large, they reach 100-600 mm in diameter; it has an irregularly spherical or slightly flattened shape; the outer cover (exoperidium) is thin, white in young sporocarps, smooth and slightly velvety and dull; as the skin grows, it becomes light-colored, light-brown, yellow-brown; inner cover (enderidium) is also thin, paper-like, white in young specimens, darkening with age and taking on color, gray-yellow, brownish; the fruiting body has no stalk and is attached to the substrate by means of thick mycelium ropes that break off and the fruiting body can roll freely on the ground.

Stem: missing.

The fruiting body of young fruiting bodies is white, and as the spores ripen, it becomes greenish-yellow, olive-brown; compact, spongy, as it matures becomes less compact, more and more spongy, to dry and powdery, when the spores are ripe; the sheath breaks irregularly in many places, on large patches and partially peels off; the ripe fruiting body breaks into pieces; acidic smell; mild taste.

Occurrence: not very frequent, but appears regularly in the same positions every year; sporocarps grow from August to October, solitary or in groups, on lawns, in parks, gardens, bushes.

Value: tasty edible mushroom



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