Resupinatus applicatus: The Ultimate Mushroom Guide
About The Resupinatus applicatus Mushroom
Resupinatus applicatus is a species of fungus in the family Tricholomataceae, and the type species of the genus Resupinatus. The cup-like to convex fruit bodies of the fungus are 0.2 to 1.2 cm (0.07 to 0.47 in) in diameter, and grayish-blue to grayish-black in color. The dry cap surface is covered with small, fine hairs. The mushrooms have no stem and have firm but gelatinous flesh. It is saprobic and grows on decaying wood. It is widely distributed in North America, Europe, and Australia.
It is an inedible mushroom, no nutritional value due to its small size.
First described in 1786 as Agaricus applicatus by August Johann Georg Karl Batsch, it was transferred to Resupinatus by Samuel Frederick Gray in 1821.
Other names: Smoked Oysterling, Black Jelly Oyster, Strimmussling (Swedish), Corwystrysen bygddu (Welsh).
Resupinatus applicatus Identification
0.2 - 1.2 cm in diameter, convex-spread, flat-spread, round, oval, kidney-shaped or shell-shaped, often asymmetrical, sessile or with a short leg, grown sideways or on top at the base. The surface of the cap is first woolly-fibrous or flaky, later bare, wrinkled or scarred, pale ocher, grayish, dark gray, brownish-gray, black with age, when dried lightens to whitish.
The plates are thin, with intermediate plates, initially pale ocher, grayish, dark gray, brown-gray, black with age.
3.5-6.5 μm, almost round, colorless.
Missing or very short, eccentric.
The flesh is thin, with a gelatinous layer under the cuticle.
Resupinatus applicatus Synonyms
Pleurotus applicatus (Batsch) P. Kumm., 1871
Phyllotus applicatus (Batsch) P. Karst., 1879
Calathinus applicatus (Batsch) Quél., 1886
Dendrosarcus applicatus (Batsch) Kuntze, 1898
Acanthocystis applicatus (Batsch) Kühner, 1926
Urospora applicata (Batsch) Singer, 1936
Geopetalum striatulum var. applicatum (Batsch) Kühner & Romagn., 1954
Hohenbuehelia applicata (Batsch) Zerov & Peresipkin, 1979
Resupinatus applicatus profile
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