Gleophyllum oblong

Gleophyllum oblong (Gloeophyllum protractum) Gleophyllum oblong (Gloeophyllum protractum) Gleophyllum oblong (Gloeophyllum protractum)

Gleophyllum oblong (Gloeophyllum protractum)


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

Gleophyllum oblong (Gloeophyllum protractum)

Gleophyllum oblong refers to tinder fungi.

It grows everywhere: Europe, North America, Asia, but is rare. On the territory of the Russian Federation – sporadically, most of these mushrooms were found on the territory of Karelia.

Usually it grows on stumps, dead wood (that is, it prefers dead wood, loves fast trunks) of conifers (spruce, pine), but specimens of these mushrooms are also found on deciduous trees (especially on aspen, poplar, oak).

He loves well-lit places, often settles in burnt-out areas, conflagrations, in clearings, and also occurs near human dwellings.

Gleophyllum oblongata causes extensive brown rot, and can also harm treated wood.

Season: grows all year round.

The mushroom is an annual, but it can winter. Fruit bodies are single, caps are narrow and flat, often triangular in shape, elongated over the substrate. Sizes: up to 10-12 centimeters long, up to about 1.5-3 centimeters thick.

The structure is leathery, while the caps bend well. Surface with small tubercles, shiny, with concentric zones. The color varies from yellow, dirty ocher to brown, dark gray, dirty gray. Sometimes a metallic sheen is present. There may be cracks on the surface of the caps (especially in mature mushrooms). No pubescence.

The edges of the cap are lobed, wavy, in color – either completely similar to the color of the cap or slightly darker.

The hymenophore is tubular, red or light brown. In small mushrooms at an early age, when pressed on the tubules, dark spots form.

The pores are very large, rounded or slightly elongated, with thick walls.

Spores are cylindrical, flat, and smooth.

It is an inedible mushroom.

Since the populations of Gleophyllum oblongata are quite rare, the species is included in the Red Lists of many European countries. In the Russian Federation, it is listed in the Red Book of Karelia.

A similar species is log gleophyllum (Gloeophyllum trabeum). But he, in contrast to the oblong gleophyllum, has a mixed hymenophore (there are both plates and pores), while the pores are very small. Also, in oblong gleophyllum, the surface of the cap is soft.

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