Sleeping mushroom (Lentinus lepideus)
In nature, there are mushrooms that grow in unusual places. One of these is squamous pilolist. It can often be found on sleepers, poles, wooden buildings. You can get to know this representative of the mushroom kingdom closer by reading the article.
Squamous squill belongs to the genus Neolentinus family Gleofillovye. This is a large mushroom with an upper part reaching 4–18 cm across. The cap is convex in young mushrooms. As it ripens, it straightens and becomes flat or slightly depressed.
The surface of the cap is painted white with a grayish or brownish tint. It is strewn with dark flakes.The pulp is distinguished by its hardness, pleasant, subtle aroma and fresh taste. It is white in color. In the area of the cut may be reddish.
Did you know? A squamous pyloric leaf can grow even on wood that has been treated with antifungal agents.
Most mushrooms, as a rule, have several names.Often people, noticing some peculiarity in appearance, give them the corresponding names.
So, for example, squamous pylorifolia got the name sleeper mushroom due to the fact that it grows on railway sleepers.In scientific sources, it is called Neolentinus lepideus or Lentinus lepideus.
Did you know? The pinnacle is called the orderly of the forest because it destroys old wood and prevents the formation of deadwood.
Propagation and Growth Time
A squamous pyloric leaf lives on dead conifers, most often on pines. The mushroom also grows on deadwood, stumps.
Often it can be seen growing in such unusual places:
- on the sleepers;
- in coal mines;
- in the cellars;
- in the wells;
- on various wood;
- on the pillars.
Sleeping mushrooms are considered edible. Only hats of young specimens go to food. Mature pilovals are not suitable for consumption due to excessive rigidity and the accumulation of a large amount of harmful substances.
Important! For cooking, you need to collect only those mushrooms that grow on fallen trees. Growing on sleepers and other wood is not suitable for food, since these materials are processed by the substance creosote.
Pilates are not suitable for cooking or frying. They can only be prepared by pickling or pickling. They need preliminary training. These mushrooms need to be washed well and soaked for 10-12 hours. Then they should be boiled in salted water for 20-25 minutes.
In Ukrainian and Russian cuisine, sleeping mushrooms are rarely prepared, only if there are no other, more valuable types. But among Koreans, Japanese and Chinese, this representative of the mushroom kingdom is well known and widespread. It is believed that with regular use it inhibits the development of tumors and helps strengthen the immune system.
Important! Due to the specific places of growth, the sleeper mushroom is almost impossible to confuse with other species. However, in appearance, the pilothorn is goblet-shaped and tiger-like.