Tricholoma albobrunneum

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Tricholoma albobrunneum

19 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, radially fibrillose, viscid when moist, margin often grooved, orange brown to reddish brown, to about 9 cm across

Gills

Adnate to emarginate, fairly broad, white to pale pinkish brown, often developing brown spots with age

Stem

Club shaped to cylindrical, pale pinkish brown, usually with a well demarcated white zone at the apex

Flesh

Firm, white to pale pinkish brown

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Mealy or slightly bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

With pines

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-6.5) x (3-4.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Cystidia not present.

Edibility

Edible, poor

Notes

The specimens shown were identified using the keys and descriptions in The Genus Tricholoma by Christensen and Heilmann-Clausen. It is distinguished from T. pessundatum by the radially fibrillose cap, grooved margin, and gills with brown spots. The identification has not been independently confirmed. Specimens were lodged at Kew as Tricholoma cf pessundatum, before purchase of The Genus Tricholoma. Note that Kew do not recognise this as a British species.