Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Tricholoma scalpturatum

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 15 Aug 2019


Tricholoma scalpturatum - Cap 25-60 (80) mm in diameter, in young specimens hemispherical-conical, conical-bell-shaped, later arcuate with a pronounced hump and a cracked margin (margin incurved for a long time, sometimes with remnants of fibrous sheath). Young gray-brown, sometimes with a lilac shade, then becoming lighter, to cream-beige and cracked into small fibrous scales, dark brown in color and sometimes with a red shade; with age slowly yellowing from the edge; dry.

Lamellae dense, white to yellowish cream, yellowing with age, broad, with wavy or notched blade.

Stem 30-60 x 5-10 mm, dirty white, gray, in places with reddish or yellow spots, silky shiny surface, longitudinally fibrillose, sometimes visible fibrous remains of the sheath, equal, base can be extended, elastic, full.

The flesh is thin, white, does not change color, with an unpleasant smell of musty flour, a mild taste.

Occurrence: From lowlands to foothills, in grassy forests, parks, botanical gardens, often at birches, but also under linden trees, individually or in groups, from summer to autumn.

Value: inedible

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