Edible mushroom shishkogrib (lat. Strobilomyces) looks very strange, this one look at him and attracted a lot of attention. Frankly, one look at once discourages take into his mushroom basket. In America on shishkogrib say “Old man of rte woods”, because it is similar to an old mushroom, which is already dying out.
In Europe, you can find only one species of fungus Strobilomyces – strobilomyces strobilaceus (lat S. floccopus.). In North America, you can find a variety of S. Confusus, only it will be a bit smaller in size. Other shishkogribov found only in tropical areas.
Strobilomyces strobilaceus begins to grow from the beginning of summer in the middle of autumn. A great place to find – coniferous forests.
Diameter of cap mushroom strobilomyces strobilaceus (lat. S. floccopus) from about 5 to 12 cm height shishkogriba feet from 8-15 cm in diameter -. 3 cm. Shishkogrib edible mushroom, but it is poorly digested stomach. In different countries, this fungus are treated differently, in Europe it is poor quality, USA – edible, and in Germany – inedible.