Collibia fusiform (Gymnopus fusipes)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Omphalotaceae (Omphalot)
- Genus: Gymnopus (Gymnopus)
- Species: Gymnopus fusipes (Colibia fusiform)
Collibia fusiform grows on stumps, trunks and roots of old deciduous trees, often on oaks, beeches, chestnuts. Distributed in deciduous forests. Season: summer - autumn. It bears fruit in large clusters.
The cap is 4 - 8 cm in ∅, convex at an early age , then flatter , with a blunt tubercle, often of irregular shape. The color is red-brown, later lighter.
The pulp is whitish , fleshy , with light fibers, tough. The taste is soft, the smell is faint.
Leg 4 - 8 × 0.5 - 1.5 cm, the same color as the cap, darker at the base. The form is verteniform, refined at the base, with a tapered outgrowth that deeply penetrates into the substrate; first solid, then hollow. The surface is furrowed, wrinkled, often longitudinally curled.
The plates are loose or loose, sparse, of various lengths. Color - from whitish to cream, with rusty-brown spots. The remains of the bedspread are missing. Spore powder is white. Spores 5 × 3.5 μm, broadly oval.
Similar species : Winter honey fungus - conditionally edible mushroom
Colibia spindle-footed mushroom is usually considered inedible . However, some authors argue that the youngest fruiting bodies can be eaten, they have an exquisite taste. The old ones can cause mild poisoning.