Floccularia luteovirens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Floccularia luteovirens (A & S) Gill. syn. Armillaria straminea (Krbh.) Kummer (illustrated 35% life size) Cap 6–12cm across, convex, with an incurved margin when young; straw-yellow; conspicuous scales, the margin cottony when young; dry. Stem 5–125×12–25mm; whitish, with shaggy yellow scales below the imperfect ring. Flesh mild tasting. Gills sinuate, close, broad; whitish, then lemon-yellow. Spores 6–8.5×4.5–5.5¼, ellipsoid, smooth; weakly amyloid. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous or deciduous woodland; late summer to autumn. Uncommon in mainland Europe, not recorded for Britain. Unknown edibility.