Grey Knight

Tricholoma terreum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Grey Knight Tricholoma terreum (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. syn. T. myomyces (Pers.) J.E. Lange (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 4–7cm across, convex with a low, broad umbo; light to dark grey; downy to felty. Stem 30–80Γ—10–15mm; white; silky smooth. Flesh whitish-grey; taste pleasant, not mealy, smell not distinctive. Gills emarginate, distant; whitish to grey. Spores 6–7Γ—3.5–4.5ΒΌ. Spore print white. Habitat in woods, especially with conifers; late summer to late autumn. Frequent. Edible.

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