Moss moss

Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi) Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi) Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi)

Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Strophariaceae
  • Genus: Hypholoma (Gifoloma)
  • Species: Hypholoma polytrichi (Mossy moss)


Gifoloma mossy

Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi) Moss pseudo-foam (Hypholoma polytrichi) is an inedible mushroom belonging to the genus Gifol.

External description

A small-sized mushroom called mossy pseudo-froth is characterized by a cap-stem fruiting body. The diameter of its cap is 1-3.5 cm, and its shape in young fruiting bodies is hemispherical. In ripe mushrooms, the cap becomes open, flat. Young mossy false calves often contain scaly remnants of a private bedspread on the surface of their cap. If there is a high level of importance on the face, then the entire surface of the cap of these mushrooms is covered with mucus. In ripe mushrooms, the color of the cap is brown, sometimes it can have an olive tint. The fungus hymenophore is represented by grayish-yellow plates.

The leg of the moss pseudo-froth is thin, not curved, characterized by a yellow-brown color, but sometimes it can also have a brown-olive tint. On the surface of the young leg of mossy false hoofs, you can see fine fibers that disappear over time. The leg length ranges from 6-12 cm and its thickness is only 2-4 mm.

The spores in the described species of false-backs have a smooth surface, very small, brownish, sometimes olive-green. Their shape can be different, from ovoid to elliptical.

Season and habitat of the mushroom

Pseudo-moss (Hypholoma polytrichi) grows mainly in swampy areas, in areas where it is very damp. The fungus prefers acidic soils, likes to grow in areas densely covered with moss. Most often, this type of poisonous mushroom can be found in mixed and coniferous forests.

Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi)


The mossy moss foil (Hypholoma polytrichi), like its counterpart, the long-legged false foil, is very poisonous and therefore unsuitable for human consumption.

Similar types and differences from them

It resembles a long-legged false-hawk (Hypholoma elongatum) True, in this species, the spores are slightly larger in size, the cap is characterized by an ocher or yellow color, and in ripe mushrooms it becomes olive. The leg of a long-legged false foil is more often yellow, and at the base it has a reddish-brown tint.

Mossy mildew (Hypholoma polytrichi)

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