Tricholoma sciodes

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Tricholoma sciodes

16 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, with a central bump, surface silky, grey, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Emarginate, broad, whitish

Stem

Equal, fibrous, whitish

Flesh

Thin, pale grey

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Mild, gradually hot after chewing for a minute or two

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species is easily recognised once the flesh has been chewed for a few minutes

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma sciodes

15 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma sciodes

October 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma sciodes

October 2004 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin