- 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 vernum (Entoloma spring)
Rose leaf spring
Spring entoloma (lat.Entoloma vernum) is a species of mushrooms of the Entolomataceae family.
The cap of the spring entoloma: 2-5 cm in diameter, conical, half-spread, often with a characteristic tubercle in the center. The color varies from gray-brown to black-brown, with an olive tint. The pulp is whitish, without any special taste or smell.
Plates: Wide, wavy, loose or attached by a tooth, pale gray in youth, acquire a reddish tint with age.
Spore Powder: Pink.
Spring entoloma stem: Length 3-8 cm, thickness 0.3-0.5 cm, fibrous, somewhat thickened at the base, the color of a glaze or lighter.
Distribution: Spring entoloma grows from mid (early?) May to mid or late June on forest edges, less often in coniferous forests, preferring sandy soils.
Similar species: Given the early periods of fruiting, it is difficult to confuse with other entolomes. Spring entholoma can be distinguished from fibrils due to the pink color of the spores.
Edible: Both our and foreign sources are quite critical of Entoloma vernum. Poisonous!
Remarks The mushroom appears at the height of spring for a very short time, does not strike the eye, looks gloomy and unappetizing. It remains only to envy with white envy that brave tester of nature, who found the strength to gorge himself on these mushrooms, rather uninteresting for an outsider, thereby establishing their toxicity.