Prunes and Custard

Tricholomopsis decora

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Prunes and Custard Tricholomopsis decora (Fr.) Singer (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 6–17cm across, convex at first, becoming centrally depressed; deep golden-yellow; covered in tiny, brownish-black, fibrillose scales, especially at the centre. Stem 80–180Γ—5–15mm; yellow. Flesh deep yellow; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills deep yellow. Spores 6–8Γ—4–5ΒΌ. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia 20–30ΒΌ wide, club-shaped, thin-walled. Habitat on conifer stumps in northern regions; late summer to late autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.

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