Umbrella red (Cystodermella cinnabarina) photo and description

Umbrella red (Cystodermella cinnabarina)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Cystodermella (Cystodermella)
  • Species: Cystodermella cinnabarina (Umbrella red)
    Other names for the mushroom:

  • Cystoderm is red
  • Cystoderm cinnabar red

Other names:

  • Cystoderm cinnabar red

  • Umbrella red

  • Cystoderma cinnabarinum

Umbrella red (Cystoderma cinnabarinum)


A hat with a diameter of 5-8 cm, convex with a curled edge, then convex-outstretched with a lowered edge, often tuberous, fine-grained, with small sharp red scales, bright red, orange-red, sometimes with a darker center, with white flakes along the edge

Plates are frequent, thin, poorly adherent, light, whitish, later cream

Spore powder white

The leg is 3-5 cm long and 0.5-1 cm in diameter, cylindrical, widened towards the thickened base, fibrous, hollow. Above it is smooth, whitish, yellowish, under the ring is reddish, lighter than the cap, scaly-granular. Ring - narrow, grainy, light or reddish, often fading

The pulp is thin, whitish, reddish under the skin, with a mushroom odor


The red umbrella lives from the end of July to October in coniferous (most often pine) and mixed (with pine) forests, singly and in groups, not often


Umbrella red - Little-known edible mushroom, used fresh (boiling for about 10-15 minutes).