Fir gleophyllum

Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum) Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum) Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum)

Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Gloeophyllales (Gleophyllous)
  • Family: Gloeophyllaceae (Gleophyllaceae)
  • Genus: Gloeophyllum (Gleophyllum)
  • Species: Gloeophyllum abietinum (Gleophyllum fir)

Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum)

The area of ​​distribution of fir gleophyllum is wide, but it is rare. In Russia, it grows in all regions, around the globe – in the temperate zone and in the subtropics. It prefers to settle on conifers – fir, spruce, cypresses, junipers, pines (usually grows on dead or dying wood). It is also found on deciduous trees – oak, birch, beech, poplar, but much less frequently.

Gleophyllum fir causes brown rot, which develops very quickly and covers the entire tree. This fungus can also settle on treated wood.

Fruit bodies are represented by caps. The fungus is perennial and winters well.

The hats are open, seated, very often fused with each other. They attach widely to the substrate, forming fan-like formations. The size of the cap is up to 6-8 cm in diameter, the width is up to 1 cm.

In young mushrooms, the surface is slightly velvety, reminiscent of felt; in adulthood, it is almost naked, with small grooves. The color is different: from amber, light brown to dark brown, brown and even black.

The fungus hymenophore is lamellar, while the plates are sparse, with bridges, wavy. Often torn. The color is light, whitish, then brown, with a specific bloom. The pulp is fibrous, with a reddish-brown color. At the edge it is more dense, and the cap adjacent to the upper side is loose.

Disputes can be of different shapes – elliptical, cylindrical, smooth.

Fir gleophyllum is an inedible mushroom.

A similar species is the intake gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum sepiarium). But in the gleophyllum of fir, the color of the caps is more saturated (in the fence, it is light, with a yellowish tint at the edges) and there is no nap on it. Also in fir gleophyllum, in contrast to its relative, the hymenophore plates are more rare and often torn.

Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum) Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum) Fir gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum abietinum)

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