Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Cystoderma amianthinum

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 15 Sep 2019


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Cystoderma amianthinum - Hat: diameter 2-5 cm. In young sporocarps semicircular, then arcuate, finally flat. The villi hanging from the edges are remains of the cover. It is radially wrinkled, unhygienic. Dry, granular surface, initially pale yellow, later ocher and gold-chroma.

Gills / Lamellae: up to 4 mm wide, densely set, slightly dissected at the stipe. In young specimens, white, later ocher-yellow.

Stem: 4-6 cm high, 2-5 mm thick. It is brittle, cylindrical, thickened at the bottom, sometimes curved, initially full, then hollow inside. Surface the same color as the hat. A small, rising ring, whitish and crumbly in the upper part. Above the ring is naked, below covered with protruding scales.

Flesh: yellowish. Soft in the hat, hard in the stem. Unpleasant, earthy smell.

Value: inedible

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