Lepiota pseudohelveola    Kühner ex Hora 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Lepiotaceae/Lepioteae  

synonyms: Lepiota pseudolilacea 

edibility : deadly poisonous

photo gallery of  Lepiota pseudohelveola
photo gallery of  Lepiota pseudohelveola potential confusions with  Lepiota pseudohelveola toxicity of Lepiota pseudohelveola genus Lepiota  

The cap is dark reddish-brown at the centre, disrupting towards the margin, on a pink background. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is smooth, with a membranous ring.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in the woods.

The fruiting period takes place from September to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 2 and 7 mm)

Distinctive features : pure white gills; membranous ring, with its underneath surface being brown

Lepiota pseudohelveola is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lepiota pseudohelveola in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lepiota pseudohelveola in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18