- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Physalacriaceae (Physalacriaceae)
- Genus: Xerula (Xerula)
- Species: Xerula pudens (Xerula the modest)
Xerula humble is a very original mushroom. First of all, he attracts attention by the fact that he has a flat and rather large hat. It is located on a long stem. Sometimes this species is also called Xerula hairy.
This mushroom got its name because under the cap there is a huge number of rather long fibers. You might think that this is a dome, which was put upside down. The Xerula is modest, quite bright brown in color, however, it is light under the hat. Due to this contrast, it can be detected quite easily, the leg darkens again closer to the ground.
This mushroom is found in mixed forests from late summer to early fall, but very rarely. The mushroom grows on the ground. It is edible, but does not have a pronounced taste and smell. Very similar to other Xerulae, of which there are many types.