Yellowing Knight

Tricholoma scalpturatum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Yellowing Knight Tricholoma scalpturatum (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–8cm across, pale grey or grey-brown to almost white, often tinged yellowish-brown at the centre; cuticle often breaking into felty scales, leaving the cap even paler in colour. Stem 40–80×6–12mm; white, often faintly flushed with cap colour. Flesh white in cap, greyish in stem; taste and smell mealy. Gills emarginate; white, becoming spotted with yellow, especially when old and beginning to decay. Spores 5–6×3–4¼. Spore print white. Habitat in pine or beech woods; early summer to late autumn. Frequent. Edible but rather mealy. Note in my first book I used the name Tricholoma argyraceum, which has now been found to be incorrect.