The waxy talker (clitocybe phyllophila) is not often found in coniferous and deciduous, broadleaved forests. These pretty talkers are translucent when looking from below sunlight, which is best seen on the hats of young specimens in dry weather.
This is a poisonous mushroom, it contains muscar toxin, so it is important to be careful when collecting any white mushrooms intended for consumption.
Where the waxy talker occurs
This is a very rare mushroom, but it is found in all types of forests for most of the continental Europe and in North America from July to early December. He adapted to herbaceous areas under hedges.
Etymology of the name of the mushroom
Clitocybe means “sloping hat”, while the definition of Phyllophila comes from the Greek language and means “loves the leaves”, a reference to the preferred habitat of this mainly forest saprobic mushroom.
Clitocybe Phylophilla toxicity
A waxy dialect is a deadly poisonous and fairly common look that grows in places where people expect to find edible mushrooms. This makes him really dangerous. Symptoms are associated with muscarin poisoning. Excessive salivation and sweating begins for half an hour after the use of talkers of the waxy.
Depending on the amount consumed, the victims also suffer from abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea, vision worsens and breathing is difficult. Cases of the death of healthy people from the use of these mushrooms are rare, but patients with a weakened heart or respiratory diseases are subjected to much greater risk of dying from dialects waxy.
From 4 to 10 cm across, convex, flattened with age, the edge is wavy, a small central recess develops, a small, smooth and silky umbrella is preserved in a dry state. The color is white with small coating, dark yellow or hoarse spots develop mainly near the center.
Low, frequent, white, cream with age.
With a length of 4 to 8 cm and with a diameter of 0.7 to 1.5 cm, smooth, white, fluffy at the base, without a rod ring.
The smell is sweet, the taste is not distinctive, but in any case, a person’s tasting of any white mushrooms is inappropriate.
Types similar to a waxy talker
The May (Calocybe Gambosa) row has a denser pulp and a migrant smell, found in such habitats, but mainly between the end of April and the beginning of July.
The waxy dialect was described in 1801 by Christian Hendric Person, who gave the binomial scientific name Agaricus Phyllophilus. (At that time, most gill mushrooms were placed in the giant genus Agaricus, which has since been revised, and most of its contents were transferred to other new births.)
In 1871, the German mycologist Paul Cummer translated this species into the clan of Clitocybe, gave him a generally accepted scientific name.