Echinoderma asperum    (Pers.:Fr.) Bon 

common name(s) : Freckled Dapperling 

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

synonyms: Lepiota friesii, Lepiota acutesquamosa, Lepiota acutesquamosa-furcata, Cystolepiota aspera, Lepiota aspera 

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Echinoderma asperum
photo gallery of  Echinoderma asperum potential confusions with  Echinoderma asperum toxicity of Echinoderma asperum genus Echinoderma  

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

The stem is with scales or bands under the ring, with a membranous ring.

The flesh is unchanging; the odour is unpleasant; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are adnate, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 52 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, on a rather calcareous soil.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 2 and 18 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 12 mm (between 5 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : cap covered with erected warts giving it an overall brown colour; ring on stem; fibrous and clearly visible; forked gills; stem slightly bulbous

Echinoderma asperum is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Echinoderma asperum in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Echinoderma asperum in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18