Edible white prairie mushroom or fungus eringi (Ering) (Pleurotus eryngii, Quel. 1872) and is quite popular edible mushroom, especially in the southern regions of Russia and Ukraine.
In steppe white mushroom cap is very large, it reaches a diameter of 20 cm, sometimes 30 cm At the touch of a mushroom cap can be different -. Smooth, scaly. Color white hats, the old mushroom possible yellowing. Stipe raises the bonnet to a height of 4-5 cm. Odour weak, mushroom, pleasant.
The best time to search for the steppe white mushroom is considered the beginning of March to the end of May. If the weather conditions are excellent, the fungus can meet steppe and autumn.
White steppe mushroom or fungus eringi – quite delicious and edible mushroom, which is allowed to use in cooking.