Tricholoma ustale

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Tricholoma ustale

11 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, smooth when dry, slimy when damp, chestnut brown, margin pale, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate to emarginate, off white, developing brown spots with age

Stem

Equal, whitish with reddish brown fibres

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Slightly bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, especially with beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-7.5) x (3.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Tricholoma ustale

October 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin