Spathulariopsis velutipes
Family: Cudoniaceae
Spathulariopsis velutipes image
National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Edible but tough and tasteless.

Habitat: Scattered to gregarious or even clustered, sometimes in line or circles and terrestrial growing on humus.

Description: Fruiting bodies: 3-10 cm tall, the head portion is very compressed and 1-3cm broad, decurrent, smooth and sometimes wrinkled, pallid when young becoming pale yellow to yellow as it matures. Stem: 2-8cm long and up to10mm thick, often thicker or swollen at the base, sometimes hallow, smooth surface, yellowish to brownish and white to pale yellow mycelium at the base. Flesh: White and not gelatinous. Spore Print: Creamy white to yellowish.

Comments: Unlike Spathularia flavida, it has a minutely fuzzy, brownish stem, and orange basal mycelium. In addition, its spores are shorter and it bears a veil-like covering when in the button stage, which leads mycologists to place it in its own genus, Spathulariopsis.