Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Onnia tomentosa

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 26 Jun 2019


Onnia tomentosa - One-year fungus, consisting of a cap and a shaft; hats near growing fruiting bodies are sometimes germinated. Hymenophore tubular, gray, gray-brown in color.

Hat diameter 30 to 100 mm, circular or oval, often with a depression in the middle. Uneven surface, sometimes nodular, velvety, felt; yellow-brown, cinnamon-brown, indistinctly concentrically zoned; the shore is quite sharp, pleated, slightly lighter.

Tubes up to 5 mm long, strongly converging on the shaft; young gray, with age pale brownish brown.

Small, round or slightly angular pores, larger at the edge; 2-4 has 1 mm.

Stem quite short, conical, sometimes eccentric, funnel-shaped; on the surface, pleated, rusty-brown.

The pulp is corky, golden yellow, after drying hard. Smell pleasant, like curry spices, mild flavor.

Occurrence: In coniferous forests, at the base and on the roots of conifers, especially spruce, less often pine. It grows singly or in groups, found throughout the year. Rare

Value: Unaffected fungus.

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