Psatirella water-loving

Category: conditionally edible.

Hat (diameter 3-7 cm): Usually yellowish or light brown, with a slight tubercle and often cracked and uneven edges. It has the shape of a bell, which changes over time to almost flat. Dry and smooth to the touch.

Leg (height 3-11 cm): slightly lighter than the cap, hollow, dense and curved, with a mealy bloom along the entire length. Slightly velvety to the touch.

Plates: light beige, with time they become rich brown. They adhere tightly to the leg.

Flesh: brownish, soft, thin, watery. No pronounced odor, very bitter taste.

Doubles: none.

The psatirella water-loving mushroom grows from late August to early November in Eurasia and North America.

Other names: hydrophilic psatirella, hydrophilic fragile, spherical psatirella, watery pseudo-foam.

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Where can you find it: on damp stumps and the dust of dead deciduous trees.

Eating: due to low taste properties it is practically not used.

Application in traditional medicine: not applicable.

Psatirella Candolla

Category: conditionally edible.

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Hat (diameter 4-10 cm): cream or light brown, very fragile, over time it changes from a hemispherical or bell-shaped shape to practically spread. Young mushrooms of psatirella Candoll may have small brownish scales. The edges are wavy, covered with cracks; there is usually a small tubercle in the center.

Stem (height 4-11 cm): very smooth, usually white, occasionally brown. It has a slight thickening at the base and slight pubescence along its entire length. Like the hat, it is very fragile.

Plates: frequent and narrow, adhere tightly to the stem. Young mushrooms are light, old ones are dark brown.

Flesh: brittle, white. The subtle scent can only be felt at very close range.

Doubles: brown-gray psatirella (Psathyrella spadiceogrisea), which has a darker cap and does not grow in or near trees, but exclusively in the grass.

Application in traditional medicine: not applicable.

Other names: Candoll's pseudo-froth, Candoll's fragile.

The psatirella Candoll mushroom grows from late May to mid-October in the countries of the Eurasian continent and North America.

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Where can you find it: on tree stumps, near or on trees. Almost always found only in deciduous forests.

Eating: practically not consumed, as it requires complex heat treatment.

Psathyrella conopilus

Category: inedible.

Leg (height 6-22 cm): hollow, very fragile, white.

Flesh: thin, light brown.

Plates: gray in young mushrooms, almost black in old ones.

Hat (diameter 3-8 cm): yellow, brown or brown, cone-shaped. Smooth with fine grooves.

The usual conical shape of the cap with characteristic grooves for the psatirella conical satyrella (Psathyrella conopilus)

Doubles: none.

When it grows: from early August to mid-October in Europe and the Far East.

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Psatirella conical grows on garbage or sawdust in parks, on roadsides. It can often be found in urban areas.

Eating: not consumed.

Application in traditional medicine: not applicable.

Other names: conical brittle, blackish psatirella.

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