Tricholoma albobrunneum


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Tricholoma albobrunneum (Pers.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 5–8cm across, conico-convex; reddish-brown, covered in fine, innate, radiating fibrils; greasy or viscid. Stem 60–80×10–15mm; whitish above the distinctive ring zone, reddish-brown below; remaining slightly scaly in the upper portion. Flesh white, tinged brownish below the cap cuticle and towards the stem base; smell faintly mealy. Gills white, reddish-brown with age. Spores 5×3–4¼, broadly elliptical. Spore print white. Habitat with conifers; autumn. Uncommon, found in Scottish pine woods. Edible but poor and indigestible.

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