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Leafy trembling, you can find another name - fringed (Tremella foliacea, Exidia foliacea), an inedible mushroom of the Tremella family. It stands out in appearance, color. It has twins, similar in structure.
Description of leafy shiver
The leafy shiver (pictured) is a brown or yellow-brown mushroom. The consistency is gelatinous, the fruiting body is curved in the form of lobes, often curly.
Important! Fresh fruits are elastic, and when dry they darken, become brittle, hard.
Spores are spherical or ovoid, colorless.
The trembling leafy color is usually brown or amber brown
It can take on different shapes, reaching a diameter of 15 cm. The structural features largely depend on the growth conditions.
Attention! This variety has no specific taste or smell.
Where and how it grows
Leafy shiver is a parasite. It takes root on various species of wood-dwelling stereum fungi, parasitizing on conifers. Often found on stumps, felled trees. It is almost impossible to meet her in other places.
This type of shiver is common in America and Eurasia. Occurs at different times of the year. The fruit body remains long enough, the main period of growth falls on the warm season - from summer to autumn.
Is the mushroom edible or not
Not poisonous, but not used in cooking. The taste does not stand out in any way. Eating raw is not recommended as it can be hazardous to health. Heat treatment does not improve the taste, so the mushroom has no nutritional value.
Doubles and their differences
The doubles will be:
- The deciduous tremor differs in that it lives only on deciduous trees. The edibility of this representative of the mushroom family is unknown, there is no data on the toxicity. It is known not to be used for food, because does not taste good. It belongs to conditionally edible, but it is not used for cooking.
- Curly Sparassis is an edible representative of the Sparassaceae mushroom family. Refers to parasites. The pulp is white, firm. It tastes like a nut.
- Auricularia auricular is an edible representative of the Auriculyariev family. It is a parasite, grows on deciduous trees, on dead, weakened specimens, felled trunks, stumps. Auricularia auricular got its name from its specific shape, reminiscent of the human auricle.
- Orange tremor (Tremella mesenterica) is a conditionally edible representative of the mushroom kingdom. It is prized for its medicinal properties. The pulp has no specific taste or smell. Glucuronoxylomannan is a polysaccharide compound that is obtained from the orange quiver. It is used to relieve inflammatory processes. It is also used to treat allergic diseases. The substance has a positive effect on the immune system, excretory system. Helps the liver and the entire hepatobiliary system. It is used in traditional medicine.
Leafy shiver is not an edible species. Better to pay attention to edible counterparts. Some mushroom pickers collect it by mistake, mistaking it for relatives of the same family. The leafy variety is of no value. It is not used for cooking, it is not used in folk medicine.