Tricholoma sulphureum

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Tricholoma sulphureum

7 October 2006 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Sulphur Tricholoma, Sulphur Knight Cap

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, pale to sulphur yellow, often with reddish tinges, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Emarginate, broad, sulphur yellow

Stem

Equal, fibrous, sulphur yellow, often with reddish tints

Flesh

Thin, sulphur yellow

Smell

Strong, coal tar or gas

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous and mixed woods, usually with oak or beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (9-12) x (5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species is easily recognised by the strong smell

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma sulphureum

October 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin