Mycena striped

Mycena striped (Mycena polygramma) Mycena striped (Mycena polygramma) Mycena striped (Mycena polygramma)

Mycena striped (Mycena polygramma)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Mycenaceae (Mycene)
  • Genus: Mycena (Mycena)
  • Species: Mycena polygramma (Mycena striped)

Synonyms:

  • Mycenae crusted
  • Mycena striated

Mycena striped (Mycena polygramma)

Mycena polygramma belongs to the family of Ryadovkovs, Trichologovs. Synonyms of the name are mycena lamellar, mycena ruffle-footed and Mycena polygramma (Fr.) S. F. Gray.

External description of the mushroom

The cap of the mycene striped (Mycena polygramma) has a bell-shaped shape and a diameter of 2-3 cm. The protruding plates make the edges of the cap uneven and serrated. There is a noticeable brown tubercle on the surface of the cap, and it itself has a grayish or olive-gray tint.

The spore powder is white. The hymenophore is of the lamellar type, the plates are characterized by a moderate frequency, are located freely, or grow slightly to the pedicle. the edges of the plates are uneven, serrated. Initially, they are whitish in color, then they become grayish-cream, and in adulthood – brown-pink. Red-brown spots may form on their surface.

The leg of the mushroom can reach 5-10 cm in height, and in rare cases – 18 cm. The thickness of the mushroom leg does not exceed 0.5 cm. The leg is even, round, and can expand downward. As a rule, the inside of this leg is empty, it is absolutely even, cartilaginous, characterized by great elasticity. There is a tapered outgrowth on it. The color of the mycene stem is usually the same as that of the cap, but sometimes it can be slightly lighter, bluish-gray or silvery-gray. The surface of the mushroom leg can be characterized as longitudinally ribbed. In its lower part, a fringing of whitish hairs is noticeable.

The flesh of striped mycena is thin, practically odorless, its taste is soft, slightly pungent.

Mycena striped (Mycena polygramma) Habitat and period of fruiting

Active fruiting of mycene striped-stemmed begins at the end of June and continues until the end of October. A mushroom of this species grows in coniferous, mixed and deciduous forests. The fruit bodies of mycena polygramma grow on or near stumps, on wood buried in the soil. They are located singly or in small groups, not too tightly to each other.

Striped mycena (Mycena polygramma) is common in the Russian Federation.

Edibility

The mushroom has no nutritional value, so it is considered inedible. Although it cannot be classified as a poisonous mushroom, it does not contain toxic substances.

Similar species, distinctive features from them

The set of features that characterize the striped mycene (namely, color, well-defined crown, legs with longitudinal ribs, substrate) do not allow this type of fungus to be confused with other common varieties of mycene.

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