Blue Spot Knight

Tricholoma columbetta

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Blue Spot Knight Tricholoma columbetta (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 5–10cm across, convex then expanding; silky white, sometimes with greenish, pinkish, or violet-blue spots when old. Stem 40–100Γ—10–20mm, rooting; white, sometimes blue-green at base. Flesh white; firm; taste none, smell not distinctive. Gills crowded; white. Spores 5.5–7Γ—3.5–5ΒΌ, oval. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous and coniferous woods; late summer to early autumn. Occasional. Edible good, if somewhat fibrous.

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