Umbrella chestnut

Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea) Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea) Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea)

Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea)

Systematics:

  • 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 castanea (Umbrella chestnut)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Lepiota chestnut

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Lepiota chestnut

Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea)

Chestnut umbrella (Latin Lepiota castanea) is a poisonous mushroom of the mushroom family (Agaricaceae).

Appearance

The cap is 2-4 cm ∅, at first bell-ovate, then flat, with a small tubercle, white, with concentric rows of small fibrous chestnut-brownish scales, chestnut-brownish on the tubercle.

The pulp is whitish or creamy, thin, soft, with an indefinite taste and pleasant smell. The plates are free, white, frequent, wide.

Leg 3-4 cm long, 0.3-0.5 cm ∅, cylindrical, widened towards the base, hollow, with a rapidly disappearing narrow ring, one-color with cap scales, with a flaky bloom.

Spores 7-12×3-5 mk, elongated-ellipsoidal, smooth, colorless.

Spread

The Chestnut Umbrella mushroom is widespread in Europe, it is also found on the territory of Russia (Leningrad Region). Grows in various forests along the roads. Fruiting in July-August in small groups.

Edibility

Mushroom Umbrella chestnut – deadly poisonous.

Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea) Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea) Umbrella chestnut (Lepiota castanea)

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