Sawfoot furrowed - an inedible representative of the Proliporov family. This species is a single specimen of the genus Heliocybe. The fungus is a saprophyte, located on dry or rotten wood. The species is considered rare, therefore in some regions of Russia it is listed in the Red Book.
What does the furrowed saw leaf look like
Sawfoot furrowed is difficult to confuse with other representatives of the mushroom kingdom. Since it has an unforgettable appearance, it is impossible to pass by it. To recognize it, you need to view the photo and familiarize yourself with the external data.
Description of the hat
The cap is small, up to 4 cm in diameter. In young specimens, it has a convex shape; as it grows, it gradually straightens, leaving a small dent in the center. The surface is covered with orange or ocher brown skin. With age, the edges become discolored and become light yellow in color. The skin is dry, slightly rough to the touch, covered with a scaly pattern.
The bottom layer is formed by frequent, whitish plates. In adult specimens, they are dark, and the edges become serrated or sawtooth. Snow-white or coffee pulp is dense, fleshy, if damaged, the color does not change. Reproduction occurs by elongated spores, which are in a snow-white powder.
The cylindrical leg reaches a height of 3 to 15 cm, the size depends on the place of growth. The surface is covered with a dirty gray or creamy skin, numerous brown scales are visible at the base. The pulp is tough and fibrous.
Where and how it grows
This specimen prefers to grow on a woody substrate, dry, decaying deciduous wood. Sometimes the species can be found on conifers and living trees, it causes brown rot on them. Sawfoot can grow on damp, damaged trees and on dry, recycled boards.
Important! This representative can grow on poles, fences and hedges. It bears fruit during the whole warm period.
Is the mushroom edible or not
The fruit body is not fully understood, but due to the lack of taste and smell, the species is considered inedible. Therefore, in order not to harm your health, you need to pass by unfamiliar specimens.
Doubles and their differences
Due to unusual external data, it is difficult to confuse the sawfoot with other species. But the Piloporov family has edible cousins:
- Tiger is a conditionally edible forest dweller that grows on rotten wood. It can be recognized by its light gray cap with dark brown scales and a slightly curved cylindrical stem. The pulp is tasteless and odorless.
- Scaly - this specimen belongs to the 4th group of edibility. Grows on dry, rotten deciduous wood. The pulp is fleshy, with a pronounced mushroom taste and smell. The fungus can often be found on telegraph poles and sleepers. But if this representative is used for cooking, it must be remembered that mushroom picking must be carried out in ecologically clean places, away from highways and railways.
Interesting facts about furrowed sawfoot
Interesting facts can be found in the scientific literature about furrowed sawfoot. Such as the:
- The fruit body never decays.
- With age, the mushroom does not rot, but dries out.
- The dried mushroom can recover and continue its development when the humidity rises.
- In some regions of Russia, this copy is listed in the Red Book.
- The pattern on the hat resembles a sun with rays, so it is very difficult to confuse the mushroom with other inhabitants of the forest.
Sawfoot furrowed is an inedible forest inhabitant that grows on dry and living trees, from May until the first frost. Thanks to its beautiful pattern, the mushroom is very popular among photographers of mushroom pickers. Therefore, when you meet him, it is better not to touch him and pass by after the photo session.