Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Strobilomyces strobilaceus

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 20 Jun 2019


Strobilomyces strobilaceus - Hat diameter 4-25 cm, gray-brown to gray-black, densely covered with thick, lumpy, tile-shaped, protruding, soft scales with gray ends. Young hemispherical, later convex to flat. Dry surface. The shore has remains of a whitish, woolly cover, often fringed.

Tubes whitish, in older gray-brown with a reddish hue, adnate or deleting convergent.

Leeks are large, angular, whitish to gray-brown, sometimes with an olive tint, they change color under the touch slightly pinkish.

The shaft of the hat's color, covered with gray-brown wisps, long, cylindrical, full.

The whitish, wadded ring quickly disappears ..

Sponge pulp, whitish, darker with age, after redness / break reddens and sometimes black. In the stem slightly fibrous, and at its base becomes fragile with age. Taste pleasant. Smell slightly earthy.

Occurrence: Rare, VII-X, in deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests, most often under the patches, firs and beeches (mycorrhizal fungi), on soils rich in nutrients (not found on sandy), more frequent in the mountains. Usually there is a single fruiting body.

Value: Inedible

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