Mushrooms: Mutinus caninus

Mushrooms: Mutinus caninus

Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Mutinus caninus (Huds. Ex Pers.) Fr.

Morphological characteristics

Hat: the fertile cylindrical receptacle (diameter up to 0.8 cm and length up to 1.5 cm), pointed, with or without apical hole; first greenish for the glebe, then red for the underlying surface.
Stem: up to 12 cm long (diameter 0.5-0.8 cm), cylindrical, which narrows at the base which detaches easily from the volva; whitish or light hazelnut.
Meat: fragile, with small holes, slightly unpleasant taste.
volva: egg or pear at the beginning, with elongated mycelium roots at the base; covered with mucilage in which the stem is inserted.
spore: ellipsoidal.

Mutinus caninus (Huds. Ex Pers.) Fr. (photo Arturo Baglivo www.actafungorum.org)

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic mushroom.
It grows in deciduous forests, in wetlands, near rotting plant residues.
Inedible.


Video: Mutinus caninus. psovka obyčajná, SVK,