Colibia tuberous

Collybia tuberosa Collybia tuberosa Collybia tuberosa

Collybia tuberosa


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
  • Genus: Collybia (Collybia)
  • Species: Collybia tuberosa (Collybia tuberous)


Collibia tuberous

Collybia tuberosa Tuberous colibia differs primarily in that it is very small, unlike its congeners. These are small mushrooms that most often grow in small groups.

The hats are only about one centimeter in diameter and are rolled downwards, they are located on a thin leg about 4 centimeters long. These fungi grow and sclerotia, which has a granular structure of a red-brown hue, when the mushrooms themselves are much lighter. You can collect a lot of such a mushroom as Tuberous Collibia throughout the fall. It grows on the old bodies of plastinous fungi.

However, you should be careful, not only is this species itself inedible, it is also very similar to its inedible cousin, the Cook coliby. The latter is slightly larger, and has a yellow or ocher color, and can simply grow on the soil.

Very often you can find similar mushrooms in the meadows where mushrooms or other delicious russula mushrooms were collected, it is important not to be fooled and not accidentally eat this mushroom.

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Photo of the fungus Colibia tuberous from the questions in recognition:

Collybia tuberosa - Tuberous Collybia Collybia tuberosa - Tuberous Collybia 2018.11.05 Alexander

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