Hypholoma udum    (Pers.:Fr.) Kühner 

common name(s) : Peat Brownie 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Strophariaceae  
(unconfirmed synonyms: Bogbodia uda, Psilocybe uda, Nematoloma udum)  

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Hypholoma udum toxicity of Hypholoma udum genus Hypholoma  

The cap is red-brown, more yellowish towards margin in young specimens. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is pale yellow towards top, dark red-brown at the base, without ring, with a cortina.

The flesh is whitish, unchanging; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are olive pale then dark brown, adnate, distant . The spore print is dark brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, on peaty soils, marshlands.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 2 and 6 mm)

Chemical tests : spores become brownish in potash.

Distinctive features : slender species; red-brown cap; red-brown stem, darker towards base; astringent taste

Hypholoma udum is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18