Row stinking (Tricholoma Inamoenum) photo and description

Row stinky (Tricholoma Inamoenum)

  • 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 Inamoenum (Row stinking)


  • Agaricus inamoenus
  • Gyrophila inamoenum

Tricholoma Inamoenum - Stinking row


Hat with a diameter of 1.5 - 6 cm (sometimes up to 8 cm); at first it has a shape from bell-shaped to hemispherical, but with age it straightens and becomes broadly convex, flat or even slightly concave. There may be a small bump in the center, but this is not necessary. The surface of the cap is smooth, dry, matte, slightly velvety; dull, at first whitish or creamy, later it darkens and becomes from honey or pinkish-dark beige to pale ocher, the color of natural suede, while the shade in the center of the cap is more saturated than at the edges.

The plates are adherent or notched, often with a descending tooth, rather thick, soft, rather wide, rather sparse, whitish or pale yellowish.

Spore powder is white.

Elliptical spores , 8-11 x 6-7.5 microns

The leg is 5 - 12 cm long and 3 - 13 mm thick (sometimes up to 18 mm), cylindrical or widened at the base; with a smooth, fine-fibrous or “powdered” surface; white to cream or pale yellowish.

The pulp is thin, white, with a strong unpleasant smell of tar or lamp gas (similar to the smell of a row of sulfur-yellow). The taste is mild at first, but then unpleasant, from slightly rancid to strongly bitter.

Ecology and distribution

The smelly row forms mycorrhiza with spruce (genus Picea) and fir (genus Abies). Usually it is confined to moist forests with a developed thick moss cover on the soil, but it can also be found in blueberry conifers. She prefers soils from slightly acidic to calcareous. It is a fairly common species in Scandinavia and Finland, as well as in the area of ​​spruce-fir forests of Central Europe and the Alps. On the plains of northwestern Europe, both in places where spruce grows naturally and in artificial plantations, it is extremely rare or absent. In addition, smelly ryadovka has been noted in North America, possibly making it a species throughout the northern temperate zone.

Similar species

Tricholoma lascivum has an odor at first unpleasantly sweet, later chemical, similar to the smell of lamp gas, and a very bitter taste. This species is strictly associated with beech.

Row white Tricholoma album forms mycorrhiza with oak.

The narrow-lamellar row Tricholoma stiparophyllum forms mycorrhiza with birch and is found both in deciduous forests and in mixed (including spruce forests mixed with birch), it is distinguished by a burning taste, rare odor and frequent plates.


The mushroom is inedible because of its offensive odor and bitter taste.

The smelly ryadovka in some sources belongs to the category of hallucinogenic mushrooms; when consumed, it can cause visual and auditory hallucinations.