Tricholoma vaccinum - Cap 30 to 90 mm in diameter, initially conical-bell, later low-arched, spread, with a blunt hump, margin rolled up, especially in young fruiting bodies; dry, felt surface, covered with protruding thick, fibrous scales; reddish brown, chocolate brown, pale brown in the dry season.
Lamellae rare, broad, serrated at the stipe, initially whitish, dirty white, then reddish, browning.
Stem 40 to 100 mm high, 8 to 17 mm thick, cylindrical, dry, initially full, then empty, upper part whitish and flaky, below fibrous-scaly, fine-grained surface, lighter in color than cap, light red-brown at the bottom.
The flesh is quite juicy, with a whitish, pinkish to brown-red hat, darker in the stipe, unchanging, with a bitter taste and earthy smell.
Occurrence: In foothill and mountain deciduous forests, in young spruce forests, on calcareous soil; grows cluster, quite often. From August to November.
Value: Inedible mushroom because of bitter taste, but harmless.