Scaly Knight

Tricholoma vaccinum


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Scaly Knight Tricholoma vaccinum (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4–7cm across, slightly umbonate; flesh-brown, darker towards the centre; disrupting into woolly scales. Stem 30–45Γ—8–12mm; paler than cap; often hollow, fibrous. Flesh pallid to rosy; taste bitter, smell mealy. Gills white at first, later pallid flesh-colour. Spores 5–7Γ—4–5ΒΌ, ovate. Spore print white. Habitat in conifer0us woods; late summer to late autumn. Uncommon. Edible but poor.

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