Ryadovka white (Tricholoma album) photo and description

Row white (Tricholoma album)

  • 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)
  • View: Tricholoma album (White row)

Row white

External description

Hat: 6-10cm in diameter. The surface of the mushroom is grayish-white, always dry and dull. In the middle, the cap of old mushrooms has a yellowish-brown color and is covered with ocher spots. At first, the cap has a convex shape with a curled edge, later it acquires a prostrate convex shape.

Stem: the stem of the mushroom is dense, matching the color of the cap, but with age it becomes yellowish-brown at the base. Leg length 5-10cm. To the base, the leg expands slightly, elastic, sometimes with a mealy bloom.

Plates: Plates are frequent, wide, white at first, slightly yellowish with age.

Spore powder: white.

Flesh: the flesh is thick, fleshy, white. In places of break, the pulp turns pink. In young mushrooms, the pulp is practically odorless, then an unpleasant musty smell appears, similar to the smell of radish.


The mushroom is inedible due to its strong unpleasant odor. The taste is pungent, pungent. According to some sources, the mushroom is a poisonous species.


White ryadovka grows in dense forests, in large groups. Also found in parks and groves. The white color of the ryadovka makes the mushroom look like champignons, but not darkening light plates, a strong pungent smell and a pungent pungent taste distinguish the white ryadovka from champignons.


The white ryadovka also resembles another inedible mushroom of the Tricholomaceae species - the stinking ryadovka, in which the cap is white with shades of brown, the plates are sparse, the leg is long. The mushroom also has an unpleasant smell of lamp gas.