Baggy bighead (Bovistella utriformis)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
- Genus: Bovistella (Bovistella)
- Species: Bovistella utriformis (Baggy Golovach)
Golovach is belly-shaped
Fruit body: 10 - 15 (20) cm in diameter, round, flattened from above, fine-grained, slightly narrowed towards the base. Young mushroom - light, white, then - grayish-brown, fissured, lumpy-warty. A mature mushroom cracks, breaks at the top, disintegrates, becoming like a wide goblet with ragged, bent edges.
Spore powder chestnut brown
The pulp is at first white, soft with a pleasant mushroom smell, then - olive-brown, brownish
It grows from late May to mid-September (massively from mid-July), on forest edges and glades, in meadows, pastures, on the soil, singly, not often.
Edible mushroom category 4, while the pulp is white, is used as raincoats.
The pulp of the mushroom (gleb) has a rather strong hemostatic effect. In Russia, healers stopped the blood in case of severe cuts, sprinkling the wound with green-brown powder of raincoat spores, then tightly pressed the skin of the mushroom, turned inside out, to the cut. You can store this mushroom "adhesive plaster" for future use, cut into thin slices and use, for example, for cuts while shaving. In the forest, with small bleeding wounds, you can safely apply raincoats, applying them with the inside, sterile side. In addition, calvacin and some other substances contained in the mushroom have anti-tumor properties.