Hymnopus water-loving (Gymnopus aquosus)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 aquosus (Hymnopus water-loving)
- Collybia aquosa
- Collybia dryophila var. aquosa
- Marasmius dryophilus var. aquosus
- Collybia dryophila var. oedipus
- Marasmius dryophilus var. oedipus
A hat with a diameter of 2-4 (up to 6) cm, convex in youth, then prostrate with a lowered edge, then flat-out. The edges of the cap in youth are even, then often wavy.
The cap is slightly translucent, hygrophane. The color is transparent ocher, light brown, yellow-brown, ocher, creamy orange, color variations are very large, from perfectly light to quite dark. The surface of the cap is smooth. There is no bedspread.
The pulp is whitish, thin, elastic. The smell and taste are not pronounced, but some sources report a sweetish taste.
The plates are frequent, free, at a young age they are weakly and deeply adhered. The color of the plates is white, yellowish, light cream. After maturation, the spores are creamy. There are large numbers of shortened plates that do not reach the stem.
Spore powder is light cream. Spores are elongated, smooth, drop-shaped, 4.5-7 x 2.5-3-5 μm, not amyloid.
The leg is 3-5 (up to 8) cm high, 2-4 mm in diameter, cylindrical, of the colors and shades of the cap, often darker. The bottom usually has a bulbous expansion, on which the mycelium hyphae are distinguished in the form of a white fluffy bloom, and to which the rhizomorphs of a pinkish or ocher (shade of a leg) color are suitable.
It inhabits from mid-May to late autumn in deciduous, coniferous and forests mixed with these types of trees, in damp, usually mossy places where stagnant water is often formed, or groundwater is close. Grows in various places - on a litter; among the mosses; among the grass; on soil rich in woody debris; on the wood debris themselves; on mossy pieces of bark; etc. This is one of the earliest collibies, it appears first after the spring hymnopus, and before its main rivals - the wood-loving and yellow-lamellar hymnopus.
Les-loving colliery (Gymnopus dryophilus),
Collibia yellow-lamellar (Gymnopus ocior) - The fungus is very similar to these types of hymnopuses, often practically indistinguishable. The main distinguishing feature is the bulbous expansion at the bottom of the leg - if there is one, then this is certainly a water-loving hymnopus. If it is poorly expressed, you can try to excavate the base of the leg, and find characteristic rhizomorphs (similar to the roots of the cord-like weave of mycelium hyphae) of a pinkish-ocher color - they are often colored unevenly, there are both white areas and ocher. Well, do not forget about the habitat - damp, swampy places, exits and approaches of groundwater, lowlands, etc.
An edible mushroom, completely analogous to the wood-loving colibia.