Tricholoma saponaceum

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Tricholoma saponaceum

Tricholoma saponaceum var squamosum 26 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Soap scented Tricholoma

Cap

Convex, often with a broad central bump, grey to olivaceous, smooth, sometimes scaly, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate to emarginate, fairly broad, white to pale yellow

Stem

Cylindrical to club shaped, +/- scaly, whitish, scales olivaceous

Smell

Soapy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

With deciduous and coniferous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-6) x (3-4) µm2.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

According to Christensen and Heilmann-Clausen in The Genus Tricholoma, specimens growing with coniferous trees may represent a separate species.

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma saponaceum

Tricholoma saponaceum var squamosum 14 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin