Tricholoma atrosquamosum var. squarrulosum (Bres.) Mort. Chr. & Noordel syn. T. squarrulosum Bres. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 4–5cm across, flattened convex; grey-brown, covered in blackish-brown scales, darker towards the centre. Stem 40–50×5–8mm; greyish, covered in fine, blackish-brown scales. Flesh whitish to grey; smell mealy. Gills whitish-grey, often slightly flesh-coloured. Spores 7–8×4–5¼, pip-shaped. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woodland; autumn. Very rare. Edible.