Leptonia grayish

Gray lepton (Entoloma incanum) Gray lepton (Entoloma incanum) Gray lepton (Entoloma incanum)

Leptonia grayish (Entoloma incanum or Leptonia euchlora)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Entolomataceae (Entolomaceae)
  • Genus: Entoloma (Entoloma)
  • Species: Entoloma incanum (Leptonia grayish)

Leptonia grayish

Hat: a thin cap is initially convex, then flat and even slightly depressed in the middle. The cap is up to 4 cm in diameter. In youth it is bell-shaped, then semicircular. Slightly hygrophane, radially striated. The edges of the cap are radially fibrous at first, slightly wavy, wrinkled. Sometimes the surface of the cap is covered with scales in the center. The cap color varies from light olive, yellow-green, golden brown or brown with a dark center.

Stem: cylindrical, very thin, thickening towards the base. The surface of the leg is covered with dense fluff. The height of the leg is 2-6 cm. The thickness is 2-4 cm. The hollow leg has a bright, yellowish-green color. The base of the stem is whitish in color. In mature mushrooms, the whitish base turns blue. On cut, the leg acquires a bright bluish-green color.

Blades: wide, not frequent, fleshy, Blades interspersed with short blades. Plates, adherent with a tooth or slightly notched, arcuate. In a young mushroom, the plates have a whitish-green color, in mature ones, the plates are pinkish.

Flesh: Watery, thin flesh has a strong mousey odor. When pressed, the flesh turns bluish. Spore powder: light pink.

Distribution: Leptonia euchlora is found in deciduous or mixed forests. Grows on the edges of forests, meadows and forests. Prefers non-fertile alkaline soils. Occurs singly or in large groups. Fruiting time: late August early September.

Similarity: Bears similarities with many yellow-brown entolomas, among which there are many poisonous and inedible species. In particular, it can be mistaken for an entholoma depressed, with a cap depressed in the center and frequent whitish plates.

Edible: a poisonous mushroom, causes many dangerous phenomena.

Notes: Leptonia euchlora is a poisonous species, and quite rare. It is included in the Red Lists of the Leningrad Region.

Gray lepton (Entoloma incanum) Gray lepton (Entoloma incanum) Gray lepton (Entoloma incanum)

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