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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Cystoderma carcharias (Pers.) Fayod, 1889

Cystoderma carcharias – Pearly powdercap

Synonyms: Agaricus carcharias, Agaricus granulosus, Lepiota carcharias, Lepiota granulosa, Mastocephalus carcharias.

Common name: pearly powdercap.

Russian names: Tsistoderma shelushistaya, Tsistoderma pakhuchaya, Zontik shelushistyy, Tsistoderma akulya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cystoderma carcharias, is a species of agaric in the fungal family Agaricaceae. It has a widespread distribution, and has been collected in coniferous forests and grasslands in Asia, Europe, North America, and the subantarctic islands. In the field, fruit bodies are characterized by a pink cap up to 6 cm (2.4 in) broad, a well-developed ring on the stem, and an unpleasant odour.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Powder-cap mushrooms (<B>Cystoderma carcharias</B>) on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-01.htm">October 1, 2016</A>
LinkPowder-cap mushrooms (Cystoderma carcharias) on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 1, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, улица Профессора Попова, 2Ж
Powder-cap mushrooms (<B>Cystoderma carcharias</B>) taken from Pavlovsk Park, near Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-11-01.htm">November 1, 2016</A>
LinkPowder-cap mushrooms (Cystoderma carcharias) taken from Pavlovsk Park, near Saint Petersburg. Russia, November 1, 2016

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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