Tricholoma stiparophyllum

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Tricholoma stiparophyllum

1 November 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Tricholoma pseudoalbum

Cap

Convex, usually with a central raised bump, margin often furrowed, smooth, white, becoming ochraceous with age, to about 14 cm across

Gills

Adnate to emarginate, crowded, broad, white

Stem

Equal or tapered, white, ochraceous with age

Flesh

White

Smell

Earthy or unpleasant

Taste

Bitter, +/- acrid after a few minutes

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

With birch trees

Spore Print

Pale cream

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (5.5-6.5) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Clamp connections present.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species is frequently confused with other white Tricholoma species, especially T. album which has smaller fruitbodies, never has a furrowed cap margin, and is associated with oak trees.

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma stiparophyllum

1 November 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma stiparophyllum

1 December 2002 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma stiparophyllum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 1 November 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma stiparophyllum

Hyphae and clamp connection viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 1 November 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Tricholoma stiparophyllum

Basidium and spores viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 1 November 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin