Gifoloma cephalic

Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides) Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides) Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides)

Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)
  • Genus: Hypholoma
  • Species: Hypholoma capnoides (Hypholoma cephalic)


  • Nematoloma capnoides

Gifoloma cephalic

Hat: in young mushrooms, the cap is convex; in mature mushrooms, it becomes open. The diameter of the cap reaches 8 cm. The surface of the cap is completely smooth. The color of the surface practically does not change during the maturation of the mushroom, it remains yellowish brown with shades of green. The bell cap has a blunt tubercle in the center. In mature mushrooms, rusty-brown spots may appear on the cap.

Plates: adherent, pale in young mushrooms, then change color to smoky gray.

Leg: The hollow leg is curved. The height of the leg is up to 10 cm. The thickness is only 0.5-1 cm. In the upper part, the leg has a lighter color which turns into a rusty-brown color to the base. The surface of the leg is smooth and silky. There is no ring on the leg, but in many specimens you can see pieces of a private bedspread, which sometimes remain at the edges of the cap.

Flesh: thin, brittle, whitish in color. At the base of the leg, the flesh is brown. The taste is slightly bitter. The smell is practically absent.

Spore powder: gray-violet.

Edible: conditionally edible mushroom of the fourth category of nutritional value. Only mushroom caps that are suitable for drying can be eaten. The legs of the mushroom are often hard and woody, like other mushrooms.

Similarity: Gifoloma head-shaped (Nematoloma capnoides) outwardly resembles a sulfur-yellow honey fungus, which is distinguished by the color of the plates. At the bladder plate, it is first sulfur-yellow and then greenish. It is worth noting that sulfur-yellow honey fungus is a poisonous mushroom. It also has a similarity with summer honey, which is not dangerous.

Distribution: not common, grows in groups in pine glades from June to October. Sometimes found in places where wood is debarked and on bark heaps. The fruiting period can stretch until the beginning of winter. Even with frost in the forest, you can find frozen mushroom caps that can be eaten fried. In severe, persistent frosts, frozen mushrooms are stored for a long time.

Notes: The word capnoides in the name of the mushroom means – like smoke.

Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides) Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides) Hypholoma head (Hypholoma capnoides)

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