What You Should Know
Xerula pudens is a species of Fungi in the family Physalacriaceae. This mushroom attracts attention by the fact that he has a flat and fairly large cap. It sits on a long stem. It has a bright brown color, however, under the cap it is light. Due to this fact, the mushroom can be easily identified.
It is found in mixed forests from late summer to early autumn, but very rarely. A mushroom grows on the ground. It is edible but does not have a pronounced taste and smell. It is very similar to other Xerulas.
Xerula pudens Mushroom Identification
3 - 10 cm in diameter, first bell-shaped, later flat-spread. The surface of the cap is dry, felt, hard-hairy, yellowish-brown, reddish-brown, yellowish-gray, olive-brown.
8-13 * 6-12 μm, almost round or broadly oval, with a smooth surface.
8 - 15 cm high, 0.4 - 0.5 cm in diameter, cylindrical, fibrous, hard-haired, the same color as the surface of the cap, or lighter.
The flesh is dense, hard with age, whitish.
Only caps are used, after 15 minutes of boiling, boiled, fried.
Habitat and Distribution
Grow from early summer to late October, in deciduous forests, mostly with oaks, near rotting stumps and rotting trunks, alone and in groups.
Xerula pudens Synonyms
Collybia longipes Quél., 1872
Marasmius longipes (P. Kumm.) Quél., 1888
Mucidula longipes (Quél.) Boursier, 1926
Collybia radicata var. longipes (Quél.) Rick, 1938
Oudemansiella longipes (Quél.) M.M. Moser, 1955
Xerula longipes (Quél.) Maire, 1933
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