Silky entoloma (Entoloma sericeum)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Entolomataceae (Entolomaceae)
- Genus: Entoloma (Entoloma)
- Species: Entoloma sericeum (Silky entoloma)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Rose leaf silky
Rose leaf silky
Hat: At first the cap is convex, then depressed in the center with a tubercle. The surface of the cap is brown, dark gray-brown in color. The surface is shiny, silky, longitudinally fibrous.
Plates: adherent to the stem, in a young mushroom, whitish, then pinkish. Sometimes the plates are reddish in color.
Stem: straight stem, slightly curved at the base, grayish-brown in color. Inside the leg is hollow, brittle, longitudinally fibrous. The surface of the leg is smooth and shiny. At the base there is a whitish felt mycelium.
Pulp: brownish, tastes and smells of fresh flour. The flesh of the mushroom is brittle, well developed, brownish in color, when it dries, it becomes a lighter shade.
Disputes: isodiametric, pentagonal, slightly elongated pinkish.
Distribution: Silky entoloma (Entoloma sericeum) is found in forests, on the edges of grasses. Prefers grassy soils. Fruiting time: late summer early autumn.
Edible: the mushroom is a conditionally edible species. It is eaten fresh and pickled.
Photo of the mushroom Entoloma silky from the questions in recognition:
2018.09.06 Leonid 2017.02.07 Alexander