Entoloma vernum photo and description

Entoloma vernum

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Entolomataceae (Entolomaceae)
  • Genus: Entoloma (Entoloma)
  • Species: Entoloma vernum (Entoloma spring)


Rose leaf spring

Entoloma spring

Spring entoloma ( lat.Entoloma vernum ) is a species of fungi of the Entolomataceae family.

Spring Entoloma Hat:

Diameter 2-5 cm, cone-shaped, half-spread, often with a characteristic tubercle in the center. The color varies from gray-brown to black-brown, with an olive tint. The pulp is whitish, without any special taste or smell.


Wide, wavy, loose or pronged, pale gray in youth, with age acquire a reddish tint.

Spore powder:


Spring entoloma leg:

Length 3-8 cm, thickness 0.3-0.5 cm, fibrous, somewhat thickened at the base, glaze color or lighter.


Spring entoloma grows from mid (early?) May to mid or late June on forest edges, less often in coniferous forests, preferring sandy soils.

Similar species:

Given the early terms of fruiting, it is difficult to confuse with other entolomas. Spring entholoma can be distinguished from fibrils due to the pink color of the spores.


Both our and foreign sources are quite critical of Entoloma vernum. Poisonous!


The mushroom appears at the height of spring for a very short time, does not strike the eye, looks gloomy and unappetizing. It remains only to envy with white envy that brave tester of nature, who found the strength to gorge himself on these mushrooms, rather uninteresting for an outsider, thereby establishing their toxicity.