Mushroom kid: description, habitat, culinary value
Mushroom kid is a member of the familyThe Bollet. In the people it is called: goat, mullein, griller, ivanchik, etc. The fungus of goats is relatively little known. However, his relatives are such popular macromycetes, as podberezoviki, maslata and boletus. At goat skin from the bonnet is not removed. They differ from oleagins somewhat smaller. In addition, there is no cuff on the legs of the goats - a distinctive feature of oily autumn ointments.
The goats have a hat with a diameter of up to 12 cm. As a rule, it is convex in young macromycetes, but after a while it becomes smooth. The hat is mucous to the touch, and wavy at the edges. Its color is orange-brown, and sometimes light-brown. In dry weather, it becomes shiny, and in moist - greasy. The skirt under the hat is missing. Young specimens have a red-yellow huminophora, while in older specimens it is brown-olive. In older mushrooms the flesh is harsh, dense, elastic, has a mild taste and a barely perceptible pleasant smell. Tubular layer of macromycete - attached to the stem. Initially, it has a dirty yellow color, but as it grows, the mullein becomes light brown or brown. From touching the tubular layer, dark spots remain on it. Milk juice does not distinguish a mushroom of goats. Its spore powder has a light brown or olive brown color. The stem of the macromycete is cylindrical. Its maximum thickness is 2 cm, and the height is 10 cm. It is dense, solid and smooth, sometimes it can be bent, in young specimens slightly swollen. Leg has the same color as the hat. You can see photos of mushroom kids in this article.
Habitat and distribution
The fungus of goats grows in conifers, and alsomixed forests. And it can be found on the entire area of the northern part of the temperate belt from July to September-October. Goats prefer wet places. They particularly like lowlands, as well as swampy areas of coniferous forests. In the neighborhood with them, you can often find blueberries, cloudberries or blueberries. The fungus of goats is very unpretentious. Usually, it settles in large communities, although there are also single specimens. One of the positive qualities of a goat is that there are no poisonous twins with which it can be confused. An exception is the pepper mushroom, which is somewhat similar to it. However, this macromycete, although not edible, but also not toxic. Especially since pepper mushrooms very rarely form communities.