Leucopaxillus tricolor

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Leucopaxillus tricolor (Peck) Kühner (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 8–30cm across, convex, margin inrolled at first; pinkish-buff to tan. Stem 40–100×10–25mm, bulbous at base; white. Flesh white; thick; taste mild to unpleasant, smell strong, unpleasant. Gills adnate to subdecurrent, crowded, broad; slightly yellowish, drying purplish. Spores 6–8×4–5.5¼, ovoid; isolated warts. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed woods in mainland Europe, not recorded for Britain; summer to early autumn. Toxicity unknown.