Lepiota serrate (Umbrella serrate)

Lepiota serrata (Umbrella serrata) (Lepiota subincarnata) Lepiota serrata (Umbrella serrata) (Lepiota subincarnata) Lepiota serrata (Umbrella serrata) (Lepiota subincarnata)

Lepiota pinkish (Lepiota subincarnata)


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

Other names:

  • Incarnate lepiota

  • Lepiota scobinella

  • Umbrella serrated

  • Serrata lepiota

Umbrella serrated

Lepiota pinkish (or Lepiota serrata or Lepiota incarnate or Umbrella serrate) (Latin Lepiota subincarnata) is a poisonous mushroom of the champignon family (Agaricaceae).

It belongs to the deadly poisonous mushrooms, it contains poisons such as cyanides, which cause fatal poisoning! It is to this opinion, categorically, that all respected sources about mycology and natural mushrooms agree.

Lepiota serrata (or serrata umbel) is quite common in Western Europe and prefers to grow in copses and meadows, among the grass. Her active growth occurs in the summer, from mid-June, and it continues until the end of August.

Lepiota serrata (or serrata umbrella) refers to lamellar mushrooms. Her plates are wide, very frequent and loose, cream-colored with a slightly noticeable greenish tint. Her cap is very small, convex-outstretched or flat-outstretched, with edges slightly lowered inward, buffy-pinkish, completely covered with pressed scales, wine-brown, strewn chaotically. The stem is medium, cylindrical, with a very characteristic, but barely pronounced fibrous ring in the middle, light gray (above the ring, towards the cap) and dark gray (below the ring, towards the base). The flesh is firm, in the cap and upper part of the leg is creamy, in the lower part of the leg with a hint of something meaty. It is strictly forbidden to taste serrata lepiota, this mushroom is deadly poisonous !!!

Serrata lepiota

The genus of lepiota comes from the Latin name, while the Russian dictionary synonym for this kind of mushrooms is umbrellas. Lepiots are very close to umbrella mushrooms and differ from them in the somewhat smaller size of their fruit bodies. And all the other main generic characteristics, such as: a cap with a stem in appearance, resembling an open umbrella, an immobile fibrous ring around the stem, and mica-like or fibrous scales on the surface of the cap, are fully observed. Lepiots belong to saprophytes, that is, they decompose plant debris on the soil. The genus of lepiota includes more than 50 species studied, among which 7 are poisonous, and 3 of them are deadly poisonous, and several suspicious of deadly poisonous mushrooms. There are also little-known edible species in the genus Lepiota, such as the small thyroid umbrella. But, due to the difficulty of determining lepiot and the presence of dangerous poisonous species in their genus, it is generally not recommended to collect and use them for food! Lethally poisonous from the genus Lepiota, which are found in Europe, Russia and, in the territories adjacent to them, are as follows: scaly lepiota, poisonous lepiota and serrate lepiota; poisonous: this is chestnut lepiota; and inedible, with a high suspicion of poisonous species, – crested lepiota, rough lepiota, thyroid lepiota and swollen lepiota.

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