Lepiota poisonous (Lepiota helveola) photo and description

Lepiota poisonous (Lepiota helveola)

  • 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 helveola (Poisonous Lepiota)


Lepiota brick red

Lepiota poisonous

Poisonous Lepiota (Lepiota helveola) has a rounded cap, with a barely noticeable tubercle in the center and very thin radial grooves. The color of the cap is gray-red. It is matte with a silky sheen and covered with numerous pressed scales, close to felt. The leg is cylindrical, low, pinkish, without thickening, hollow inside, fibrous, with a whitish, very fragile ring, which often falls off. The plates are very frequent, concave, white, slightly pinkish in the cut, with a sweetish odor, tasteless.


The cap color ranges from pink to brick red. The plates can be white or cream. The stem is either pink or reddish brown.


Occurs in June - August in Ukraine in the vicinity of Odessa, as well as in Western Europe. Grows in parks, meadows, among the grass.


The species is rare, especially autumnal.


Poisonous lepiota is very similar to other types of small lepiots, which should be extremely suspicious of.


It is a very poisonous, even deadly poisonous mushroom . Its frail fruit body, small size and unsightly appearance can hardly attract the attention of a mushroom picker.

Lepiota poisonous


a hat with a diameter of 2-7 cm; pink colour

leg 2-4 cm high; pink colour

plates are whitish

white pulp

slightly sweet smell

no taste

white spores

danger - Dangerous, deadly poisonous mushroom