Larch Knight

Tricholoma psammopus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Larch Knight Tricholoma psammopus (Kalchbr.) Quél. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–8cm across, convex then expanded; yellowish-brown to pale tan. Stem 40–80×10–15mm; apex whitish, becoming densely covered in minute, cottony, reddish-brown scales towards the base. Flesh yellowish-brown; taste bitter, smell none. Gills white at first then straw-yellow, becoming rust-spotted. Spores 6–7×4–5¼. Spore print white. Habitat with larch; autumn. Uncommon. Not edible too bitter.

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