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Kuehneromyces mutabilis.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Galerina mutabilis, Pholiota mutabilis, Pholiote changeante, Sheathed Woodtuft, Stockschwämmchen
Galerina mutabilis Mushroom
Ref No: 7746
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Galerina mutabilis2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7747
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Pholiota mutabilis Mushroom
Ref No: 8706
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Red or redish or pink, Orange
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Sing. & Smith syn. Galerina mutabilis (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Orton syn. Pholiota mutabilis (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Kummer Stockschwämmchen Pholiote changeante Sheathed Woodtuft. Cap 3–6cm across, convex then expanded and usually umbonate, bright orange-cinnamon when moist drying pale ochraceous from the centre and often appearing distinctly two-coloured. Stem 30–80 x 5–10mm, whitish above becoming darker tan to blackish towards the base, scaly below the ring. Flesh white tinged brownish. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills pallid at first later cinnamon. Spore print deep ochre. Spores ovoid to slightly almond-shaped with germ-pore, 6–7.5 x 4–5um. Habitat in dense clusters on stumps or trunks of deciduous trees. Season spring to early winter. Common. Edible – good. Take great care not to confuse this species with other smallish brown poisonous fungi. Distribution, America and Europe.

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teresa gatesman (Germany) - 16 November 2013

I found these Sheathed woodtufts growing in a beech woods in Central Germany. The edible caps have been chewed upon by animals unknown (babogbeag: 19 October 2013).
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csanád csan (Hungary) - 30 August 2013

sept 2012 central hungary for mushrooming videos visit: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkYpA2fBFWuB5d5-vJJBpQ
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Kate Syratt (United Kingdom) - 29 April 2012

Kuehneromyces mutabilis, photographed near Burrator Reservoir, Devon
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 23 January 2011

TPK Gdansk Oliwa Poland
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