Shield-bearing entoloma

Entoloma cetratum


  • 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 cetratum


  • Nolanea cetrata

  • Rhodophyllus cetratus
  • Hyporrhodius cetratus

Entoloma cetratum


The cap is 2-4 cm in diameter (up to 5.5), conical, bell-shaped or semicircular, with age it can be flattened, with a small tubercle or without, at the old edge it can slightly curl up. Gigrofanny, smooth, when wet, radially translucent striped, darker towards the center. When dried, it is lighter in the center, darker towards the edge. Wet color is yellow-brown, brown. In dried up – gray, gray-brownish, with a yellowish tint in the center. There is no private cover.

Shield-bearing entoloma

Hat-colored pulp. Smell and taste are not expressed, or slightly mealy. The plates are not frequent, convex, deeply and poorly adherent, or loose, rather wide, with a smooth or wavy edge. Light ocher at first, then pink. There are shortened plates that do not reach the stem, often more than half of all plates.

Entoloma cetratum

The spore powder is deep pink-brownish. Disputes are heterodiametric, with 5-8 lateral angles, 9-14 x 7-10 μm.

Shield-bearing entoloma

The leg is 3-9 cm high, 1-3 mm in diameter, cylindrical, can be extended to the base, hollow, cap colors and shades, distinctly silvery-striped, at the bottom of the stripes turn into a felt bloom, under the cap itself between the plates, into a white bloom, often twisted, sometimes flattened, medium elastic, not fragile, but breaks.

Entoloma cetratum


It inhabits from the second half of May until the end of the mushroom season in wet conifers (spruce, pine, larch, cedar) and forests mixed with these types of trees.

Similar species

  • Collected entoloma (Entoloma conferendum) has a cap of other shades – brown, red-brown, without yellow tones. It has plates ranging from white in youth to pinkish with ripe spores. The rest is very similar.
  • Silky entoloma (Entoloma sericeum) has a cap of other shades – dark brown, dark brown-brown, without yellow tones, silky. Does not have radial banding when wet. The leg is also darker.


Poisonous mushroom.

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