Tricholomopsis rutilans

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Tricholomopsis rutilans

22 October 2005 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Plums and Custard

Cap

Convex, then flattened with a broad central bump, yellow, densely covered with purple fibrous scales, to about 12 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, broad, crowded, lemon yellow

Stem

+/- equal, yellow, covered with purple fibrous scales

Flesh

Pale yellow, firm

Smell

Of rotting wood

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood of conifers

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-8) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor

Notes

Take care not to confuse with the rare Gymnopilus dilepis