Leotia gelatinous

Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica) Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica) Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica)

Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica)

Systematics:

  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Leotiomycetes (Leocyomycetes)
  • Subclass: Leotiomycetidae (Leocyomycetes)
  • Order: Helotiales
  • Family: Leotiaceae
  • Genus: Leotia (Leotia)
  • View: Leotia lubrica (Leotia gelatinous)

Synonyms:

  • Leotia is slippery;

  • Leotia gelatinosa;

  • Leotia portentosa;

  • Helvella lubrica.

Leotia gelatinous

Hat: represents the top of the leg – false. Slightly rounded, often winding-curly, bumpy. In the central part it is slightly dented with a neat edge tucked inward. During the growth of the fungus, the cap does not change and does not become a prostrate shape. The cap is 1-2.5 cm in diameter. The color is dirty yellowish to bright orange. According to literary sources, the cap of Leotia gelatinous becomes a bright green color when infected with parasitic fungi. However, this applies to any type of mushroom from the genus Leotia. The cap has a slimy surface.

Flesh: gelatinous, yellowish-green, firm, gelatinous. It has no pronounced smell. The hymenophore is located over the entire surface of the cap.

Spore powder: spores of the fungus are colorless, spore powder, according to some sources – white.

Leg: leg 2-5 cm high, up to 0.5 cm thick. Relatively flat, hollow, cylindrical. Often slightly flattened, the same color as the cap, or may remain yellow when the cap turns olive. The surface of the leg is covered with light small scales.

Distribution: Leotia lubrica mushroom is quite common in some sources, and quite rare in others. We can say that it does not occur often, but everywhere. The mushroom is caught in late summer and September in various types of forests. Practice shows that the main places of distribution are flooded spruce and pine forests, literary sources indicate deciduous forests. As a rule, gelatinous leotia bears fruit in large groups.

Similarity: In some places, but not in our country, you can find other representatives of the genus Leotia. But the characteristic color of the cap of the gelatinous leotia distinguishes it from other mushrooms. Conditionally, it can be attributed to similar species and representatives of the genus Cudonia, but this genus is distinguished by a dryish pulp, devoid of gelatinousness. However, it is not worth writing about similar species with respect to gelatinous leotia, since due to the specific appearance and manner of growth, the mushroom is determined instantly.

Edible: the mushroom is not eaten.

Notes: Leotia gelatinous has something similar to a cap, but there is no point in this, since spores form anywhere, but not where the cap would cover them from rain and sun.

Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica) Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica) Leotia lubrica (Leotia lubrica)

Photo of the mushroom Leotia gelatinous from the questions in recognition:

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