Tricholoma equestre

| |
Tricholoma equestre

13 October 2005 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Initially convex, expanding with age, with a broad central bump, surface breaking into yellow brown scales on a yellow background, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Emarginate, broad, yellow

Stem

Cylindrical, yellow

Flesh

Pale yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On acidic sandy soil in coniferous and deciduous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (3-8) x (3.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Although widely eaten, this fungus is known to be poisonous, causing destruction of skeletal muscles, and the release of muscle proteins into the blood stream, causing damage to kidneys

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma equestre

26 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma equestre

7 October 2006 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma equestre

October 2004 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma equestre

31 October 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin