Gray lamellar honey fungus (Hypholoma capnoides) photo and description

Gray lamellar honey fungus (Hypholoma capnoides)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)
  • Genus: Hypholoma (Gifoloma)
  • Species: Hypholoma capnoides (Lamellar honey fungus)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • False foil seroplate
  • Poppy honey
  • Poppy
  • Gifoloma poppy
  • Gifoloma ocher-orange


  • False foil seroplate

  • Poppy honey

  • Poppy

  • Gifoloma poppy

  • Gifoloma ocher-orange

Honey fungus

Seroplate honey fungus (Latin Hypholoma capnoides ) is an edible mushroom from the genus Hypholoma of the Strophariaceae family.

Cap of seroplate mushroom:

3-7 cm in diameter, from hemispherical in the youngest mushrooms to convex-outstretched at maturity, often with remnants of a private veil along the edges. The cap itself is hygrophilous, its color strongly depends on humidity: in dry mushrooms it is dull yellow with a more saturated middle, in wet mushrooms it becomes brighter, light brown. As it dries, it begins to brighten symmetrically from the edges. The flesh of the cap is thin, whitish, with a faint odor of dampness.


Frequent, adherent, white-yellowish in young fruit bodies, acquiring the characteristic color of poppy seeds as they grow older.

Spore powder:

Brown violet.

The peduncle of the seroplate:

5-10 cm in height, 0.3 - 0.8 cm in thickness, cylindrical, often curved, with a rapidly disappearing ring, yellow in the upper part, rusty-brown in the lower part.


Gray lamellar honey fungus is a typical tree fungus. Its fruiting bodies grow in bunches on stumps and roots hidden in the ground. It grows only in coniferous forests, most often on pine and spruce, both in the lowlands and high in the mountains. It is especially abundant in mountain spruce forests. The honeydew is common throughout the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. You can collect it from spring to autumn, and often in mild winters. It grows like "honey agaric", in large aggregates, meeting, perhaps, not so often, but abundantly enough.

Hypholoma poppy, ocher-orange (Hypholoma capnoides)Similar species:

Several common species of the genus Hypholoma, as well as, in some cases, summer honey fungus, are similar to the seroplate honeydew. It is, first of all, a poisonous pseudo-foam (hypholoma) sulfur-yellow with yellow-green plates, a cap with sulfur-yellow edges and a sulfur-yellow pulp. Next comes the pseudo-froth - brick-red hypholoma (H. sublateriiium) with yellow-brown plates and a brown-red cap, growing in bunches in summer and autumn in deciduous forests and outside the forest, especially on oak and beech stumps. Even without knowing the mushroom, it is only by formal signs that Hypholoma capnoides can be distinguished from the sulfur-yellow honey fungus (Hypholoma fasciculare): the one has green plates, and the gray-plastic one has poppy-gray. The rooted hypholoma (Hypholoma radicosum) mentioned in some sources, in my opinion, is completely different.


Gray lamellar honey has a reputation for being a good edible mushroom . In my opinion, it is very similar to the summer mushroom; old specimens take on a musty, raw taste.

Video about mushroom Seropilate mushroom:


Gray lamellar honey fungus - a good edible mushroom is distinguished by blue-gray, poppy-seed-colored plates, yellow-brown cap, whitish flesh and pleasant taste.

The seroplate honey agaric for me was and remains the "second summer honey fungus". When we were introduced, they told me so - here they say you are another summer mushroom that grows on pine stumps. I believed, which, however, I still do not regret. What? ..