Birch Knight

Tricholoma fulvum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Birch Knight Tricholoma fulvum (Bull.) Bigeard & H. Guill. syn. T. flavobrunneum (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 4–8cm across, expanded convex with a slight umbo; brown to reddish-brown, finely streaky. Stem 30–70×8–14mm; concolorous with the cap; fibrous. Flesh whitish in the cap, yellow in the stem; taste mild, smell mealy. Gills yellowish, becoming spotted brownish with age. Spores 5–7×3–4.5¼, elliptical. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous or mixed woodland, usually with birches; autumn. Common. Edible but poor.