Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Hypsizygus marmoreus
SeasonJuly - September
Size2 to 9 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Gills Narrow
CapBrown Orange White Yellow
Spore DustWhite Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Hypsizygus marmoreus
|Scientific name||Hypsizygus marmoreus|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1976|
Description of Hypsizygus marmoreus
Occurrence and Growth
Hypsizygus marmoreus (English: Beech leech) is a rare mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in July and ends in September.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Hypsizygus marmoreus is very edible. The mushroom tastes mild and mushroom-like. Its smell can be described as marzipan-like and mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Hypsizygus marmoreus commonly measures from 2 to 9 cm. The cap is shaped hemispherical and pointed. The fruit body is tufted. The stem is fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate and gills narrow.
The cap of Hypsizygus marmoreus is frequently colored brown, orange, white, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often white. The gills of Hypsizygus marmoreus are regularly colored white and yellow. The stem is often colored white and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored white and yellow.
Etymology and Classification
Hypsizygus marmoreus (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by H.E. Bigelow and effectively published in 1976. The name Hypsizygus marmoreus is of type combination. Hypsizygus marmoreus has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Hypsizygus marmoreus is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Lyophyllaceae, Hypsizygus. For further information, please see H.E. Bigelow (1976, p. 15).
Bigelow, H.E. 1976. Studies on some lignicolous Clitocybes. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. 28:9-15