Scaly Umbrella (Lepiota brunneoincarnata)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 brunneoincarnata (Umbellate scaly)
- Other names for the mushroom:
- Scaly lepiota
- Lepiota brown-red
The scaly umbrella belongs to the deadly poisonous mushrooms. It contains such dangerous poisons as cyanide, which cause fatal poisoning! It is to this opinion, unconditionally, that all sources of information about mycology and the world of mushrooms come.
The scaly umbrella is widespread throughout Western Europe and Central Asia, Ukraine and southern Russia and prefers to grow in meadows and parks on lawns. It actively ripens in mid-June and lasts until the end of August.
The scaly umbrella is related to lamellar mushrooms. Her plates are wide, very frequent and loose, cream-colored with a slightly noticeable greenish tint.
Its cap is 2-4 cm in diameter, sometimes 6 cm, flat or convex-prostrate, with a slightly pubescent edge, creamy or grayish-brown, with a cherry tint. The cap is covered with dark scales arranged in concentric circles. In the center of the cap, the scales often merge, forming a continuous cover of blackish-spinne color. Its leg is low, cylindrical, with a characteristic fibrous ring in the middle, cream-white (above the ring to the cap) and dark cherry (below the ring to the base). The pulp is dense, in the cap and the upper part of the leg it is creamy, in the lower part of the leg it is cherry, with the smell of fruit in fresh mushrooms and a very unpleasant smell of bitter almonds in dried and old mushrooms. It is strictly forbidden to taste scaly lepiota, the mushroom is deadly poisonous !!!
The scaly umbrella was found in Central Asia and in the Ukraine (in the vicinity of Donetsk). This mushroom is also common in Western Europe. It is found in parks, lawns, meadows. Fruiting in June - August.