Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Phyllotopsis nidulans
SmellEarthy Putrid Sweet
SeasonMarch - December
Size2 to 17 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent Gills Bifurcate Gills Narrow
CapOrange White Yellow
Spore DustBrown Red
Etymology and Classification of Phyllotopsis nidulans
|Scientific name||Phyllotopsis nidulans|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1936|
Description of Phyllotopsis nidulans
Occurrence and Growth
Phyllotopsis nidulans (English: Orange mock oyster) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in March and ends in December.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Phyllotopsis nidulans is poorly edible. The mushroom tastes mild. Its smell can be described as earthy, putrid, and sweet.
Shape and Surface
Phyllotopsis nidulans commonly measures from 2 to 17 cm. The cap is shaped umbrella-like. The stem is rooted and fibrous. The stem surface is flaky. The spore donor can be described as adnate, decurrent, gills bifurcate, and gills narrow.
The cap of Phyllotopsis nidulans is frequently colored orange, white, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often orange and yellow. The gills of Phyllotopsis nidulans are regularly colored orange and yellow. The stem is often colored orange and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored brown and red.
Etymology and Classification
Phyllotopsis nidulans (Gender: Feminine) was scientifically described by R. Singer and effectively published in 1936. The name Phyllotopsis nidulans is of type combination. Phyllotopsis nidulans has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Phyllotopsis nidulans is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Tricholomataceae, Phyllotopsis. For further information, please see R. Singer (1936, p. 143).
Phyllotopsis nidulans is also known for its latin synonyms Pocillaria stevensonii, Pocillaria foetens, Pleurotus nidulans, Panus nidulans, Panus foetens, Dendrosarcus nidulans, Dendrosarcus mollis, Crepidotus nidulans, Crepidotus jonquilla, Claudopus nidulans, Agaricus odorativus, Agaricus jonquilla.
Singer, R. 1936. Studien zur Systematik der Basidiomyceten. I. Beihefte zum Botanischen Centralblatt. 56:137-156