Yellow Knight

Tricholoma equestre

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Yellow Knight Tricholoma equestre (L.) P. Kumm. syn. T. flavovirens (Pers.) S. Lundell (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 5–8cm across, expanded convex; bright yellow, often with olive-brown or brown disc; either glabrous or with adpressed scales at centre. Stem 50–100×8–12mm; pale yellow with brownish flakes. Flesh whitish-yellow; taste slightly mushroomy, smell slight, not mealy. Gills bright sulphur- or lemon-yellow. Spores 6–8×3–5¼. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woods, less frequently with deciduous trees; late summer to autumn. Uncommon, more common in Scotland. Edible.