Sulphur Knight Tricholoma sulphureum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Sulphur Knight Tricholoma sulphureum (Bull.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 3–8cm across, convex with an indistinct umbo; sulphur-yellow, often tinged reddish-brown or olivaceous. Stem 25–40×6–10mm; sulphur-yellow, covered in reddish-brown fibres. Flesh bright sulphur-yellow; taste mealy, smell strongly of gas tar. Gills bright sulphur-yellow. Spores 9–12×5–6¼. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous woodland or, less frequently, with conifers; autumn. Frequent. Not edible.