A very common mushroom to find in Autumn but the taste lets it down. If anybody can make them taste good, please let us know!
|Common Names||Tawny Funnel (EN), Twmffat / Twndish Melyngoch (CY), Gąsówka Rudawa (PL), Rozsdasárga Tölcsérgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Paralepista flaccida|
|Synonyms||Clitocybe flaccida, Lepista flaccida|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Tawny-buff-yellow in colour with thin flesh. Funnel shaped with an inrolled margin and quite often low points around the edges.
The Common Funnel (Infundibulicybe gibba) which is paler but both are edible.
White-cream. Subglobose. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.
Taste / Smell
Not great, has a bit of a citrus acidic flavour.
I have several on my lawn which fit this description perfectly except that the top surface of them is blue like mouldy bread , all of them from first appearing. Do you know why that would be ?
It could be another fungus growing on them but without seeing them, I couldn’t say.
Has anyone got any recipe suggestions for these?