Lepiota clypeus (Lepiota clypeolaria)
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
- Genus: Lepiota (Lepiota)
- Species: Lepiota clypeolaria
Small thyroid umbrella
Hat: The cap of a young corymbus lime mushroom has a bell-shaped shape. In the process of opening, the cap takes on a flattened shape. A tubercle is clearly visible in the middle of the cap. The white hat is covered with a large number of woolly small scales, which become ocher brown in the process of aging. The scales stand out sharply against the background of the white pulp of the mushroom. In the middle, the cap is smoother and darker. Small leathery patches hang along its edges. The diameter of the lipote cap is up to 8 cm.
Blades: The blades of the fungus are frequent and free from white to cream color, varying in length, slightly convex and far from each other.
Stem: Lepiot stem is only 0.5-1 cm in diameter, so it seems that the mushroom has a very weak stem. Color from brown to white. The leg is covered with a woolly blanket and has an almost invisible cuff. The stem is cylindrical, hollow, sometimes slightly widened towards the base of the mushroom. The leg of the lipote is whiter above the ring, slightly yellowish under the ring. The filmy flaky ring disappears by the end of ripening.
Pulp: The soft and white pulp of the mushroom has a sweet taste and a slight fruity aroma.
Spore powder: Whitish.
Edible: Corymbose Lepiota is used in home cooking only fresh.
Similar species: Lipeota shares similarities with other small lepiota species. All mushrooms of this species are practically not studied, and it is rather difficult to identify them from 100%. Poisonous species are also found among these mushrooms.
Distribution: Lipeota grows in deciduous and coniferous forests from summer to autumn. As a rule, in small groups of several (4-6) specimens. Doesn't come across often. In some years, quite active fruiting is noted.
Note: The mushroom is harvested by cutting off the center of the stem with a knife. Placed separately from other mushrooms in a soft container. The word clypeus translates to 'round shield'. Corymboid lipiota is also called corymbose umbrella.
Photo of the Lepiota corymbus mushroom from the issues in recognition:
2016.11.30 2016.11.18 2016.11.18 2018.11.21 Alexander 2016.11.21