Psatirella cotton

Psathyrella cotonea Psathyrella cotonea Psathyrella cotonea

Psathyrella cotonea


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Psathyrellaceae (Psatirellaceae)
  • Genus: Psathyrella (Psatirella)
  • Species: Psathyrella cotonea (Psatirella cotton)

Psatirella cotton

Hat: In a young mushroom, the cap is conical or hemispherical. With age, the cap opens and becomes almost open. The surface of the cap is variegated, very cracked. From under the dark top layer of the cap, you can see white flesh. This gives the mushroom a wadded look. The top layer of the cap has a brownish-gray color, which can be strong, fluctuate in the gray or brown side. The bottom layer is white. On the edges of the cap, you can see the remains of a white blanket.

Pulp: As for psatirella, the pulp is very thick, with a strong floral aroma, reminiscent of lilac or linden blossom. Has a white color.

Plates: in youth the plates are light, almost white. With age, the plates darken. Frequent, free. Spore powder: black-violet color.

Leg: A cylindrical leg, three to six centimeters long, about 0.5 centimeters thick. At the cap, the leg narrows slightly. In the upper part, the surface of the cap is white, in the lower it is slightly darker. The leg is covered with small scales.

Spread. The fungus is not very common. It mainly grows in dry spruce forests around mid-autumn. It grows massively in clusters, which resembles P. Candolleana.

Similarity: Most likely, there are no similar species. You can probably mistake dark mushrooms covered with small scales for some species of the genus Lepiota, but the color of the spore powder immediately removes all the questions that have arisen.

Edibility: there is no information about the edibility of the mushroom. Most likely, Psathyrella cotonea mushroom is inedible.

Note: As a rule, many mushrooms can be found on the spruce forest closer to autumn. Among them are blushing umbrellas, thin forest mushrooms, bulbous cobwebs, ryadovki and more. But these amazing mushrooms with a delicate aroma of flowers are quite difficult to find. Perhaps this mushroom has no nutritional value. But, every mushroom picker wants him to come across this herd of fragrant little psatirells. It is the smell that makes this mushroom so unusual. It cannot be that in reality the coprophagous mushroom had the scent of lilac or lime blossom. Will anyone be able to unravel this mystery of the furry inhabitant of the earth's interior.

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