Deceiving Knight

Tricholoma sejunctum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Deceiving Knight Tricholoma sejunctum (Sowerby) Quél. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, conico-convex then expanded; yellowish-green, more brown or greyish-brown towards the centre, radially streaky; moist. Stem 50–80×10–30mm; white, flushed yellowish. Flesh white, yellowing below the cap cuticle in older specimens; taste mealy. Gills whitish. Spores 5–7×4–5¼. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous woods; autumn. Occasional, vulnerable on Red Data List. Not edible too nauseating.

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