Edible mushroom sparassis crispa, mushroom cabbage or curly Sparassis – A fungus that is listed in the Red Book of Russia.
Foot fungus in sparassis crispa pretty deep into the earth, and the fruiting body growing above ground, has a strange shape, which resembles a cauliflower, and from there came the name – mushroom sprouts. The height of the fruiting body can not reach more than 20 cm, while its diameter can reach more than 60 cm. The weight of this type of fungus is from 8-10 kg. Initially, at a young age, the color of the fungus is white and white with age becomes a darker shade. The flesh is very fragile, especially in the young fungus.
Find the mushroom cabbage you can from the beginning of August to the middle of October.
Vernacular mushroom mushroom sprouts, cabbage upland, cleft sprouts, curly dryagel “mushroom happiness”, and mushroom-ram king mushroom.