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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Entolomataceae: Entoloma rhodopolium (Fr.) P. Kumm., 1871

Entoloma rhodopolium – Wood pinkgill

Synonyms: Agaricus nidorosus, Agaricus rhodopolius, Entoloma nidorosum, Entoloma speculum, Rhodophyllus nidorosus, Rhodophyllus rhodopolius.

Common name: wood pinkgill.

Russian names: Entoloma prodavlennaya, Entoloma rozovo-seraya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Entoloma rhodopolium, commonly known as the wood pinkgill, is a poisonous mushroom found in Europe and Asia. In fact, it is one of the three most commonly implicated fungi in cases of mushroom poisoning in Japan (Other two are Omphalotus japonicus and Tricholoma ustale). E. rhodopolium is often mistaken for edible mushroom, E. sarcopum. Symptoms are predominantly gastrointestinal in nature, though muscarine, muscaridine, and choline have been isolated as toxic agents.

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

Wood pinkgill mushrooms (<B>Entoloma rhodopolium</B>)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-25.htm">August 25, 2016</A>
LinkWood pinkgill mushrooms (Entoloma rhodopolium)(?) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 25, 2016




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