Tricholoma saponaceum var squamosum 26 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Soap scented Tricholoma
Convex, often with a broad central bump, grey to olivaceous, smooth, sometimes scaly, to about 10 cm across
Adnate to emarginate, fairly broad, white to pale yellow
Cylindrical to club shaped, +/- scaly, whitish, scales olivaceous
With deciduous and coniferous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-6) x (3-4) µm2.
According to Christensen and Heilmann-Clausen in The Genus Tricholoma, specimens growing with coniferous trees may represent a separate species.
Tricholoma saponaceum var squamosum 14 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin