Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Tectella patellaris
SeasonJanuary - December
Size1 to 2 cm
FruitbodyBleaching Smeary Tufted
Spore DonorAdnate Gills Narrow
CapBrown Orange Yellow
FleshBrown Orange Yellow
GillsBrown Orange Yellow
StemBrown Orange Yellow
Spore DustBlack White
Etymology and Classification of Tectella patellaris
|Scientific name||Tectella patellaris|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1915|
Description of Tectella patellaris
Occurrence and Growth
Tectella patellaris is a rare mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in January and ends in December.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Tectella patellaris is poorly edible. The mushroom tastes mild. Its smell can be described as flowery and putrid.
Shape and Surface
Tectella patellaris commonly measures from 1 to 2 cm. The cap is shaped umbrella-like. The fruit body is bleaching, smeary, and tufted. The stem is fibrous. The stem surface is flaky. The spore donor can be described as adnate and gills narrow.
The cap of Tectella patellaris is frequently colored brown, orange, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often brown, orange, and yellow. The gills of Tectella patellaris are regularly colored brown, orange, and yellow. The stem is often colored brown, orange, and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored black and white.
Etymology and Classification
Tectella patellaris (Gender: Feminine) was scientifically described by W.A. Murrill and effectively published in 1915. The name Tectella patellaris is of type combination. Tectella patellaris has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Tectella patellaris is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Mycenaceae, Tectella. For further information, please see W.A. Murrill (1915, p. 247).
Tectella patellaris is also known for its latin synonyms Tectella operculata var. latispora, Pocillaria patellaris, Pleurotus patellaris, Panus patellaris, Panellus patellaris.
Murrill, W.A. 1915. North American Flora. 9(4):237-269