Collibia broad-lamellar (Megacollybia platyphylla)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Marasmiaceae
- Genus: Megacollybia (Megacollibia)
- Species: Megacollybia platyphylla (Colibia broad-lamellar)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Wide-plate money
- Udemansiella wide-plate
- Collybia platyphylla
- Oudemansiella platyphylla
Hat: The wide-lamellar collibia hat can be either compact 5 cm or very large 15 cm. at first it is bell-shaped, as the mushroom matures, it gently opens, while a tubercle is preserved in the middle of the cap. In a mature mushroom, the cap may be curved upward. In dry weather, the edges of the cap can be shaggy and cracked due to the radial fibrous structure. The surface of the cap is gray or tinged with brown.
Flesh: white, thin with a weak aroma and a bitter taste.
Plates: Plates of colibia wide-lamellar are not frequent, very wide, brittle, adherent or adherent with a tooth, sometimes free, white, as the fungus matures, acquire a dirty gray shade.
Spore powder: white, elliptical spores.
Leg: the size of the leg can range from 5 to 15 cm. Thickness from 0.5-3 cm. The shape at the leg is usually cylindrical, regular, widened at the base. The surface is longitudinally fibrous. Color from gray to brown. At first, the leg is whole, but in ripe mushrooms it becomes complete. Powerful cords-rhizoids with white flowers, which attach the fungus to the substrate, are the main distinguishing feature of coliby.
Distribution: Collibia broadly lamellar bears fruit from the end of May and occurs until the end of September. The most productive is the first spring layer. Prefers decayed stumps of deciduous trees and forest litter.
Similarity: Sometimes the wide-lamellar colibia is confused with the reindeer whip. But, in the latter, the plates are pinkish and are located more often.
Edible: Some sources indicate the Colibia mushroom mushroom as conditionally edible, while others attribute it to edible. Of course, it is not worth going into the forest specifically for the colibia (Udemanciella), which, by the way, is also called 'money', but such mushrooms will not be superfluous in the basket either. Colibia are quite suitable for salting and boiling. The mushroom does not differ in its taste, but is used due to its early appearance, since the first mushrooms can be found at the very beginning of summer, while others still have to wait a long time.
Notes: Collibia broad-lamellar is remarkable in that branched cords are formed at the base of the stem, at first whitish and then dark brown. When collecting fruiting bodies, the strands break off.
Photo of the fungus Collibia wide-lamellar from the questions in recognition:
2019.03.23 Julia 2019.01.12 Vitalij 2020.02.04 Mikhail 2019.04.23 Vladimir 2017.07.29 Sergey 2017.07.15 Fish