Row scaly (Tricholoma imbricatum) photo and description

Scaly row (Tricholoma imbricatum)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
  • Genus: Tricholoma (Tricholoma or Ryadovka)
  • Species: Tricholoma imbricatum (Row scaly)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Row brownish
  • Row fibrous-scaly
  • Sweetie

Other names:

  • The row is brownish;

  • The row is fibrous and scaly;

  • Sweetie.

Scaly row (Tricholoma imbricatum)

Row scaly (Tricholoma imbricatum) is a mushroom of the Tricholoma family (Ryadovkovy), belonging to the genus Tricholoma (Ryadovok).

External description

The fruit body of the ryadovka scaly consists of a leg and a cap; the mushroom is characterized by a lamellar hymenophore, fleshy and dense white pulp with a mealy odor. The spore powder in this species is white.

The cap of a brown row is 4-8 (sometimes 10) cm in diameter. In unripe mushrooms, the cap is characterized by a rounded bell-shaped shape, often convex, and has turned edges. In ripe fruiting bodies, it becomes prostrate, with a visible tubercle in the center. It is characterized by medium fleshiness, reddish-brown or reddish-brown color, matte and dry surface, presence of scales, reddish middle and lighter (compared to the central part) edges.

The leg of sweetmeats reaches 6-8 (sometimes 10) cm in length, has a diameter of 1-2 cm. It is cylindrical in shape, often it can be curved, widened near its base. The leg of young fruit bodies is very dense, but gradually voids form inside it. Its upper part is almost always light, white, but at the bottom the leg is fibrous, characterized by a brown color, similar to rust.

The plates of the hymenophore in the scaly row are characterized by a large width and frequent arrangement. They often grow with a tooth to the surface of the fruiting body, and are white in unripe mushrooms. Gradually the plates become creamy, then brownish. On them you can see spots of red-brown color.

Season and habitat of the fungus

Scaly ridge (Tricholoma imbricatum) is found in mixed or coniferous forests, where there are many pines. You can see this type of mushroom in wooded areas where young pine trees grow. Sweets bear fruit well and in lighted places, they can grow near roads. Fruiting of scaly rows occurs annually, these mushrooms grow in groups, are common. The period of mass fruiting occurs in autumn (September), and the first harvest of these mushrooms can be harvested in mid-August. The fruitful period ends in sweet sweets approximately in mid-October.

Scaly row (Tricholoma imbricatum)


The scaly mushroom (Tricholoma imbricatum) is edible, however, some mushroom pickers attribute this species to conditionally edible or inedible. This confusion arises due to the fact that the described type of mushroom has not been fully studied. Scaly row is recommended to be eaten fresh, after boiling the fruit bodies for 15-20 minutes. It is advisable to drain the broth. This mushroom is good in salted and pickled form. Some gourmets note that this species has a slightly bitter taste.

Similar types and differences from them

In Ryadovka, the brown shape of the fruiting body is similar to another mushroom - the yellow-brown Ryadovka. But upon closer inspection, the described species cannot be confused anyway, since the sweetmeat has a fleshy cap with a tubercle in the middle, the surface of which is covered with scales. In addition, it lives mainly under pine trees, characterized by a hard white flesh.