Topopoleva row photo and description of the mushroom where it grows when collecting

Topopal row (poplar) (latin. Tricholoma Populinum) is an almost unknown plate mushroom that grows in the autumn season under the poplars, for which the “Topolev” is called. Also, this mushroom is known under the name “subtopol”.  This is an absolutely edible mushroom that has a pleasant powdery aroma.


The mushroom hat is represented by a hemispherical and slightly convex shape, which straightens as the mushroom grows. Mature mushrooms have a more fleshy hat. During the rain, it becomes a little slippery and pinkish-brown. The pulp under the skin has a reddish tint. In size, the hat ranges from 6 to 12 centimeters in diameter.

The leg of the mushroom of a relatively small size with a long up to 6 centimeters and a thickness of 1 to 4 centimeters. It differs in a dense texture. Cylindrical form with extension downwards. On the surface there is a scaly plaque of pinkish-white color. The leg itself is rather smooth and fibrous. When pressed on the surface, brown spots are formed.

Where the poplance row is growing

The period of the fruit begins in August and lasts until October. Mushrooms grow mainly in large groups under poplars. Found in deciduous forests with a lot of aspen. Can also grow along roads or in parks. Widely spread on the European side of Eurasia and Siberia.


The poplar rowing is an absolutely edible mushroom, but suitable only after thorough washing, soaking and boiling. They eat, as a rule, in salty or pickled form. In other ways of preparing a row, the poplar will be very bitter.

The mushroom differs in that it has a rather low calorie content and high protein content, so it is perfect for food subject to various diets. Also in the mushroom there are vitamins of group B, C, D, K and PP. Topsex rows and high content of various minerals are rich in. Therefore, it is useful to use this mushroom to maintain the normal functioning of the body.

However, it is worth being careful when consuming mushrooms, since their overeating can cause symptoms such as headache, vomiting and diarrhea. Almost all mushrooms are digested for quite some time, causing unpleasant consequences. In order to avoid negative consequences, mushrooms should be eaten in small quantities and, when collecting, give preferences only to young and nonworried representatives. Also, from the use of mushrooms it is worth refraining people with such ailments as: gall bladder dysfunction and cholecystitis; reduced acidity; the presence of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Similar views

This representative adapted to grow well next to poplars in the autumn period, because of which it can be easily distinguished from other mushrooms. However, young mushrooms have some similarities with a row of boring. The main difference is the larger size of the poplance row and bitter taste.

The row is boring

Also, the poplar row has some similarities with a poisonous tiger row. They can be distinguished by two main signs: a poplar row grows in groups and next to poplars.

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