Inverted dialect photo and description of the mushroom, edibility, appearance

Many people can hardly identify the talker inverted (Lepista Flaccida), and this is not surprising, because in form and color it is changed.

Where the inverted talker grows

The species is found in all types of forests, widespread in continental Europe and in many other parts of the world, including North America. It is found on a soil rich in humus, on wet sawdust and mulch on a chip, but mainly in forest conditions, often the mycelium produces impressive fairy rings up to 20 meters in diameter.


Lepista in Latin means “wine jug” or “glass”, and fully ripened hats of the species of lepista really become concave, like small bowls or glasses. A specific definition of Flaccida means “flabby”, “sluggish” (unlike “strong”, “hard”) and describes the texture of this forest mushroom.

The appearance of an inverted talker


From 4 to 9 cm across, convex, then funnel-shaped, with a wavy curled edge, smooth and matte, yellowish-brown or orange-brown. Hats hygrophilic and pale, gradually drying out, and become dark yellow. Talmers inverted appear late in the mushroom season (fruit until January), sometimes have convex hats without a central funnel.


Deeply down the leg, frequent, at first white, pale yellowish-brown when growing up the body of the mushroom.


With a length of 3 to 5 cm and with a diameter of 0.5 to 1 cm, thinly sinewy, fluffy at the base, yellowish-brown, but paler than the hat, there is no core ring. The smell is pleasant sweet, there is no pronounced taste.

The use of dialects inverted in cooking

Lepista Flaccida is considered edible, but the tasteful qualities are so bad that it is not worth collecting it. It’s a pity, because these mushrooms are found in large quantities and are easy to find due to bright coloring.

Whether the poisonous talker inverted

Often, out of inexperience, people confuse this species with the waves, and indeed, when viewed from above, it is easy to take an inverted dialect after another edible look. The difference is determined by the typical racetracks descending on thin legs.

It is believed that Lepista Flaccida will not cause poisoning, but the substance contained in it comes into conflict with alcoholcontaining products, and then a person suffers from gastric pain and nausea.

Similar species

Twocolor lepista (Lepista MultiFormis) is more inverted and found not in the forest, but in pastures.

Lepista is twocolor

Ralge of Runny (Clitocybe Gibba) is found in similar habitats, but this mushroom is paler, and it has longer in the shape of a bone of white disputes.

Redup (Clitocybe Gibba)

Taxonomic story

The talker in 1799 was described by the British naturalist James Sauerby (1757 1822), who attributed this species to Agaricus Flaccidus. The now recognized scientific name Lepista Flaccida acquired Gallery in 1887, when the French mycologist Narcissus Theophilus Patui (1854 1926) transferred it to the Lepista genus.

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