Tricholoma imbricatum

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Tricholoma imbricatum

17 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, often with a central bump, finely scaly, reddish brown, margin paler, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Emarginate, crowded, edges serrated, whitish to pale brown, spotted brown with age

Stem

Equal, concolorous with the cap, apex paler

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Slightly bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In coniferous woods, favouring pines

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (4.5-5.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Cystidia not present. Cap cuticle hyphae parallel, some terminating, uppermost hyphae decorated with brown zig zag markings.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma imbricatum

17 October 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin