Swirling kudonia

Swirling kudonia (Cudonia circinans)


  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Leotiomycetes (Leocyomycetes)
  • Subclass: Leotiomycetidae (Leocyomycetes)
  • Order: Rhytismatales
  • Family: Cudoniaceae (Kudoniaceae)
  • Genus: Cudonia (Kudonia)
  • Species: Cudonia circinans

Swirling kudonia (Cudonia circinans)

Description: A hat up to 1-2 cm in diameter, hemispherical, uneven, lumpy-wavy, with an edge turned down, dry on top, a little sticky in wet weather, matte, yellow-brown, light brownish, beige, leather, reddish, creamy -white, pinkish-brownish, red-brownish, sometimes with dark red-brown spots. Uneven, rough below, wrinkled closer to the leg, matte, cream

Leg 3-5 (8) cm long and about 0.2 cm in diameter, widened at the top, longitudinally pitted, wrinkles continue from the bottom of the cap, often flattened, curved, hollow inside, one color with the cap or lighter than it, brownish, pinkish-brownish , below it is darker with a pale-yellow fine-grained bloom.

Flesh thick, loose in the cap, thin, fibrous in the stem, whitish, odorless

Distribution: Inhabits from mid-July to mid-September (masovo in late August – early September), in coniferous forests (with spruce), on litter, in moss, crowded groups, circles, not infrequently.

Grade: Edible not known

Photo of the Kudonia mushroom twisted from the recognition questions:

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