Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley)

Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) (Gliophorus psittacinus) Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) (Gliophorus psittacinus) Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) (Gliophorus psittacinus)

Gigrofor parrot (Gliophorus psittacinus)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hygrophoraceae (Hygrophoric)
  • Genus: Gliophorus (Gliophorus)
  • Species: Gliophorus psittacinus (Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley))

Synonyms:

  • Glyofor green

  • Hygrocybe psittacina

  • Gigrofor motley

  • Parrot hygrocybe

Gigrofor parrot

Note: the genus Gliophorus has been transferred to this species.

Hat: first, the cap has a bell-shaped shape, then it becomes prostrate, keeping a wide flattened tubercle in the center. The cap is ribbed along the edge. The skin is shiny, smooth due to the gelatinous adhesive surface. The color of the cap changes from green to bright yellow. 4-5 cm in diameter. With age, the dark green color of the mushroom acquires a variety of shades of yellow and pinkish. It is for this ability that the mushroom is popularly called a parrot mushroom or a variegated mushroom.

Stem: cylindrical stem, thin, fragile. Inside, the leg is hollow, covered with mucus, like the cap. The leg is yellowish with a green tint.

Plates: not frequent, wide. The plates are yellow with a shade of green.

Flesh: fibrous, brittle. Smells like humus or earth. Virtually no taste. White pulp is covered with green or yellow spots.

Distribution: Occurs in meadows and forest glades. Grows in large groups. Prefers mountainous areas and sunny edges. Fruiting in summer and autumn.

Similarity: Gigrofor parrot (Gliophorus psittacinus), due to its bright color, is difficult to confuse with other types of mushrooms. But, nevertheless, this mushroom can be mistaken for an inedible dark chlorine hygrocybe, which has a lemon-green cap and pale yellow plates.

Edible: the mushroom is eaten, but has no nutritional value.

Spore powder: white. Spores are ellipsoidal or ovoid.

Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) (Gliophorus psittacinus) Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) (Gliophorus psittacinus) Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) (Gliophorus psittacinus)

Photo of the mushroom Gigrofor parrot (Gigrofor motley) from the questions in recognition:

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