Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Chromocyphella muscicola
SeasonJuly - November
Size1 to 1 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent
Etymology and Classification of Chromocyphella muscicola
|Scientific name||Chromocyphella muscicola|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1959|
Description of Chromocyphella muscicola
Occurrence and Growth
Chromocyphella muscicola (English: Moss ear) is a rare mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in July and ends in November.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Chromocyphella muscicola is poorly edible. The mushroom tastes mild.
Shape and Surface
Chromocyphella muscicola commonly measures from 1 to 1 cm. The cap is shaped funnel-like. The fruit body is tufted. The stem is brittle and fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate and decurrent.
The cap of Chromocyphella muscicola is frequently colored white and yellow. The color of the flesh is often white and yellow. The gills of Chromocyphella muscicola are regularly colored white and yellow. The stem is often colored white and yellow. When cut, the coloring of Chromocyphella muscicola changes to brown. The spore dust is frequently colored white.
Etymology and Classification
Chromocyphella muscicola (Gender: Feminine) was scientifically described by M.A. Donk and effectively published in 1959. The name Chromocyphella muscicola is of type combination. Chromocyphella muscicola has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Chromocyphella muscicola is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Inocybaceae, Chromocyphella. For further information, please see M.A. Donk (1959, p. 95).
Chromocyphella muscicola is also known for its latin synonyms Phaeocyphella muscicola, Phaeocyphella fuscospora, Cyphella fuscospora, Chaetocypha muscicola, Calyptella muscicola, Arrhenia muscicola.
Donk, M.A. 1959. Notes on Cyphellaceae: 1. Persoonia. 1(1):25-110