Tricholoma atrosquamosum var. squarrulosum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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 40–50Γ—5–8mm; greyish, covered in fine, blackish-brown scales. Flesh whitish to grey; smell mealy. Gills whitish-grey, often slightly flesh-coloured. Spores 7–8Γ—4–5ΒΌ, pip-shaped. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woodland; autumn. Very rare. Edible.

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