Lepiota helveola    Bres. 

common name(s) : Brown Parasol Mushroom 

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

edibility : deadly poisonous

potential confusions with  Lepiota helveola toxicity of Lepiota helveola genus Lepiota  

The cap is vinaceous pink-brown on a white background. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is smooth, with a short-lived ring.

The flesh is white, turning pink when exposed to air; 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 parks.

The fruiting period takes place from May to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 10 mm (between 10 and 10 mm)

Distinctive features : flesh turning pink when exposed to air or bruised; sweet odour; stem strayed with pink-brown to red-brown

Lepiota helveola is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18