Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Arrhenia spathulata
SeasonJanuary - December
GrowthForest Soils Meadows Woods
Size1 to 2 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent Gills Bifurcate
CapBrown Gray Yellow
FleshGray White Yellow
GillsBrown Gray Yellow
StemBrown Gray Yellow
Spore DustWhite Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Arrhenia spathulata
|Scientific name||Arrhenia spathulata|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1984|
Description of Arrhenia spathulata
Occurrence and Growth
Arrhenia spathulata (English: Spatulate oysterling) is a rare mushroom that grows mainly on forest soils, on meadows, and on woods. Its main season begins in January and ends in December.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Arrhenia spathulata is poorly edible. The mushroom tastes mild.
Shape and Surface
Arrhenia spathulata commonly measures from 1 to 2 cm. The cap is shaped umbrella-like. The fruit body is bleaching. The stem is rooted. The spore donor can be described as adnate, decurrent, and gills bifurcate.
The cap of Arrhenia spathulata is frequently colored brown, gray, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often gray, white, and yellow. The gills of Arrhenia spathulata are regularly colored brown, gray, and yellow. The stem is often colored brown, gray, and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored white and yellow.
Etymology and Classification
Arrhenia spathulata (Gender: Feminine) was scientifically described by S.A. Redhead and effectively published in 1984. The name Arrhenia spathulata is of type combination. Arrhenia spathulata has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Arrhenia spathulata is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Hygrophoraceae, Arrhenieae, Arrhenia. For further information, please see S.A. Redhead (1984, p. 876).
Arrhenia spathulata is also known for its latin synonyms Peziza inaequilatera, Merulius spathulatus, Leptotus muscigenus, Leptoglossum spathulatus, Leptoglossum spathulatum, Leptoglossum muscigenum, Dictyolus muscigenus, Cyphella muscicola var. inaequilatera, Cyphella cochlearis, Corniola muscigena, Cantharellus muscigenus, Arrhenia retiruga var. spathulata, Arrhenia muscigenum, Arrhenia muscigena.
Redhead, S.A. 1984. Arrhenia and Rimbachia, expanded generic concepts, and a reevaluation of Leptoglossum with emphasis on muscicolous North American taxa. Canadian Journal of Botany. 62(5):865-892