Lepiota poisonous

Lepiota poisonous (Lepiota helveola) Lepiota poisonous (Lepiota helveola) Lepiota poisonous (Lepiota helveola)

Lepiota poisonous (Lepiota helveola)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Lepiota (Lepiota)
  • Species: Lepiota helveola (Poisonous Lepiota)


Lepiota brick red

Lepiota poisonous

Poisonous Lepiota (Lepiota helveola) has a rounded cap, with a barely noticeable tubercle in the center and very thin radial grooves. The color of the cap is gray-red. It is matte with a silky sheen and covered with numerous pressed scales, close to felt. The leg is cylindrical, low, pinkish, without thickening, hollow inside, fibrous, with a whitish very fragile ring, which often falls off. The plates are very frequent, concave, white, slightly pinkish in the cut, with a sweetish odor, tasteless.

VARIABLE The color of the cap ranges from pink to brick red. The plates can be white or cream. The stem is either pink or reddish brown.

Habitat Occurs in June – August in Ukraine in the vicinity of Odessa, as well as in Western Europe. Grows in parks, meadows, among the grass.

SEASON The species is rare, especially in autumn.

SIMILAR SPECIES Poisonous lepiota is very similar to other types of small lepiots, to which one should be extremely suspicious.

DANGER This is a very poisonous, even deadly poisonous mushroom. Its frail fruit body, small size and unsightly appearance can hardly attract the attention of a mushroom picker.

Lepiota poisonous

GENERAL INFORMATION hat with a diameter of 2-7 cm; color pink leg 2-4 cm high; color pink plates whitish flesh white odor slightly sweet taste no spores white danger – Dangerous, deadly poisonous mushroom

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