Warty puffin (Scleroderma verrucosum) photo and description

Warty raincoat (Scleroderma verrucosum)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Sclerodermataceae (Sclerodermaceae or False raincoats)
  • Genus: Scleroderma (False Raincoat)
  • Species: Scleroderma verrucosum (Warty puffin)

Warty raincoat (Scleroderma verrucosum)

Warty pseudo-raincoat (Latin Scleroderma verrucosum ) is an inedible gasteromycete mushroom of the genus Downy raincoats.

From the scleroderma family. It is often found, usually in groups, in forests, especially on forest edges, in clearings, in grass, along roads. Fruiting from August to October.

Fruit body ∅ 2-5 cm, tuberous , brownish, scaly , covered with a rough, corky leathery membrane. No hats or legs.

The pulp is dense , at first white , with yellow veins, then gray-brown or olive, it cracks in ripe mushrooms, unlike raincoats it does not get dusty. The taste is pleasant, the smell is spicy.

False raincoat is an inedible mushroom, but it can be used in small doses as a spice, in large doses it causes poisoning. Sometimes false raincoats are confused with edible raincoats. Raincoats are identified by soft, snow-white pulp and a very pleasant mushroom smell.