Mitrula marsh

Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa) Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa) Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa)

Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa)


  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Leotiomycetes (Leocyomycetes)
  • Subclass: Leotiomycetidae (Leocyomycetes)
  • Order: Helotiales
  • Family: Hemiphacidiaceae (Hemifacidiaceae)
  • Genus: Mitrula (Mitrula)
  • Species: Mitrula paludosa (Mitrula marsh)

The name Mitruli marsh has many Latin synonyms, including:

  • Clavaria epiphylla;
  • Helvella aurantiaca;
  • Helvella dicksonii;
  • Helvella bulliardii;
  • Clavaria phalloides;
  • Leotia bulliardii;
  • Leotia epiphylla;
  • Leotia dicksonii;
  • Leotia ludwigii;
  • Mitrula omphalostoma;
  • Mitrula norvegica;
  • Mitrula phalloides.

Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa)

Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa) is a mushroom belonging to the genus Mitrula and occupies its systematic position in the ordinal list of the Helociev family.

External description of the mushroom

Fruit bodies of marsh mitrula are ovoid or clavate, characterized by a watery-fleshy consistency. A mushroom disc of a rich orange-yellow color is raised on the stem above the substrate. The height of the mushroom stalk varies from 2 to 4 (sometimes reaches 8) cm. The stalk itself is grayish-white or yellowish in color, very brittle, almost straight, can expand downward. Hollow inside.

Spores in their mass are white, each of them is a single-celled fusiform element. Spores are uncolored, characterized by parameters of 10-153.5-4 microns, have smooth walls.

Habitat and period of fruiting

Mitrule marsh (Mitrula paludosa) is found by mushroom pickers most often in spring and in the first half of summer. It grows on needles and foliage, small pieces of trees lying on the surface of water bodies. It can also grow in river reservoirs located in the middle of the forest, as well as in marshy areas.


Mitrule marsh (Mitrula paludosa) is widespread in the European continent, as well as in eastern North America. However, on a global scale, it is considered a rare species of mushrooms. The mushroom is not poisonous, but it is not eaten due to its low nutritional value, small size and too thin pulp.

Similar species, distinctive features from them

Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa) is very easy to distinguish from other varieties of mushrooms in appearance and consistency. In addition, it is difficult to confuse this species because of the area of ​​its habitat. True, sometimes this species is confused with other ascomycetes that prefer to live in humid places:

Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa) Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa) Mitrula marsh (Mitrula paludosa)

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