Name: Chrysomphalina chrysophylla (Fries) Clémençon
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Michael Wood, Joseph D. Cohen


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Chrysomphalina chrysophylla

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Fries) Clémençon

Citation: Z. Mykol. 48(2): 203 (1982)

Deprecated Synonyms: Omphalina chrysophylla

Misspellings: Gerronema chrysophylla (Fr.) Sing.


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Chrysomphalina

Species: Chrysomphalina chrysophylla

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Zeitschrift für Mykologie 48(2): 203. 1982.

Brief Description: [See More | Edit]


  • Color: ochre-greyish ochre (Arora1); yellowish underneath the brown material, fading (Kuo2); ochre to smoky-ochre (Lincoff3); ochre to yellowish brown (Rogers5); greyish-brown, light-brown to apricot-brown over a dull yellowish ground color, palest at the margin, fading overall in age (Wood & Stevens6)
  • Size: 0.5-4 cm (Arora1; Rogers5; Lincoff3); 1-4 cm (Kuo2); 2-6 cm (Mishra4); 1-5 cm (Wood & Stevens6)
  • Shape: planoconvex with an inrolled margin at first, becoming nearly flat and centrally depressed (Kuo2); convex to flat, sunken in center, margin incurved at first (Lincoff3); deeply funnel-shaped in center (Mishra4); broad, convex, broadly so in age, often with a depressed disc; margin incurved at first, becoming decurved, occasionally wavy (Wood & Stevens6)
  • Texture: moist when fresh; very finely scurfy or scaly with gray-brown to yellow-brown fibers and scales (Kuo2); moist to dry, scruffy to fibrous-scaly (Rogers5); innately fibrillose to finely scaled (Wood & Stevens6)


  • Color: orangish to yellowish (Kuo2); orange (Rogers5); pale yellow-orange, unchanging (Wood & Stevens6)
  • Size: thin (Kuo2, Rogers5, Wood & Stevens6);
  • Other: flexible (Rogers5)


  • Attachment: decurrent
  • Color: yellow to orange-yellow (Arora1); yellow to pale yellow or orangish yellow (Kuo2); orange or yolk-yellow (Mishra4); pale-yellow, becoming yellowish-buff (Wood & Stevens)
  • Spacing, Size: distant or nearly so (Kuo2); distant, broad (Lincoff3); broad and rather distant (Kuo2); distant, narrow to broad (Rogers5); subdecurrent to decurrent, subdistant, not forked, moderately broad, thin, lamellulae 3-tiered (Wood & Stevens6)

Spore print:

  • often yellow- or salmon-tinged (Arora1); yellowish (Kuo2, Mishra4, Rogers5); yellow (Lincoff3);


  • Color: yellow to orange-yellow or nearly whitish (Kuo2); orange-yellow, sometimes tinged with brown, cottony white at the base (Rogers5)
  • Length: 2-4 cm (Kuo2); 2.5-5 cm (Lincoff3); 2-5 cm (Rogers5); 1.5-3.5 cm (Wood & Stevens6)
  • Width: <= 3 mm (Kuo2); 1.5-3 mm (Lincoff3); 4-5 mm (Mishra4); 1-3 mm (Rogers5); 2-3.5 cm (Wood & Stevens6)
  • Shape: more or less equal (Kuo2); stuffed to hollow, somewhat curved or flattened (Rogers5); stuffed to hollow, more or less, equal, round, somewhat brittle (Wood & Stevens6);
  • Texture: bald or very minutely hairy (Kuo2); cartilaginous (Mishra4); smooth, moist (Rogers5); glabrous (Wood & Stevens6)

Odor & Taste

  • Odor: indistinct/mild
  • Taste: indistinct/mild
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