What You Should Know
Paralepista gilva is a species of mushroom belonging to the Basidiomycota. Habitat Coniferous and mixed forests. Fruits are most often in groups in summer and autumn.
First described by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, and given the exact name by Jørg H. Raithelhuber in 1996. Paralepista gilva belongs to the genus Paralepista, and relative Tricholomataceae.
Paralepista gilva Mushroom Identification
3 - 10 cm in diameter, initially convex, with a small tubercle in the middle, with a tucked edge, later concave, with a thin wavy edge. The surface of the cap is smooth, hygrofan, matte, ocher-yellow, yellow-orange, reddish, yellowish, brownish-yellowish, fades to cream, whitish-yellowish, whitish, when dried with brownish or rusty spots.
The gills are thick, narrow, descending to the leg, initially light or light yellowish, later brownish, often with rusty spots.
3 - 5 cm high, 0.5 - 1 cm in diameter, cylindrical, sometimes slightly narrowed to the base, straight or curved, fibrous, solid, yellow-ocher, pale ocher, the same color as the plate or darker, near bases with white pubescence.
The flesh is dense, light, yellowish or creamy, slightly bitter, and has a pungent odor.
Paralepista flaccida (Brown-red nutcracker) and not all authors recognize them as separate. While the cap of P. flaccida is reddish-brown, P. gilva has a lighter and more yellowish cap, on which round spots can be seen.
Paralepista gilva Synonyms
Lepista gilva (Pers.) Roze
Agaricus infundibuliformis Bull., 1786
Agaricus obconicus J.F. Gmel., 1792
Agaricus lobatus Sowerby, 1799
Agaricus gilvus Pers., 1801
Agaricus suavis Pers., 1818
Omphalia lobata (Fr.) Gray, 1821
Agaricus fimbriatus var. lobatus Fr., 1821
Omphalia gilva (Pers.) Gray, 1821
Clitocybe gilva (Pers.) P. Kumm., 1871
Agaricus inversus var. lobatus (Sowerby) Cout., 1931
Clitocybe flaccida var. lobata (Fr.) Romagn. & Bon, 1987
Lepista flaccida var. lobata (Fr.) Romagn. & Bon, 1987
Lepista flaccida f. gilva (Pers.) Krieglst., 1991
Clitocybe inversus (Scop.) Quél., 1872
Clitocybe subinversa Murrill, 1913
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