Matt Knight

Tricholoma imbricatum


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Matt Knight Tricholoma imbricatum (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–9cm across, conico-convex, dull brown or reddish-brown; smooth at first, then minutely scaly. Stem 35–45×10–12mm; whitish at apex, concolorous with cap below. Flesh white; taste slightly bitter. Gills whitish, becoming spotted reddish-brown. Spores 5–8.5×4–5.5¼. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woods, especially with pines; autumn. Occasional. Edible but not recommended.

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