Lepiota subincarnata    J.E. Lange 

common name(s) : Fatal Dapperling 

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

synonyms: Lepiota josserandii, Lepiota scobinella 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lepiota josserandi)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

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

The cap is pink-brown to flesh-pink, denser at the centre, on a whitish background, often of irregular circumference. The cap surface is almost smooth or covered with pink-brown scales, especially towards centre, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is slender, straight, slightly scaly below ring zone, with a white cottony ring zone blanche, not very visible or absent.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is strong, pleasant, of tangerine or fruit alcohol; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are creamy white, adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in parks, wastelands, gardens, and also in woods.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 6 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 3 and 15 mm)

Distinctive features : pinkish-brown cap centre, disrupting; strong fruity odour; species favouring warm places, in urban parks, gardens, woods

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

page updated on 14/01/18