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Tricholoma portentosum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Schwarzfaserger Ritterling, Tricolome prétentieux
Tricholoma portentosum Mushroom
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Tricholoma portentosum2 Mushroom
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Tricholoma portentosum (Fr.) Quél. Tricolome prétentieux, Bise d'automne, Schwarzfaseriger Ritterling, Tricoloma portentoso, Glanzende ridderzwam. Cap 5–10cm across, conical to bell-shaped, expanding with a broad umbo, light grey to grey-black covered in fine radiating innate streaks often with olivaceous or violaceous tints. Stem 40–100 x 10–20mm, white, often becoming flushed lemon-yellow. Flesh white. Taste and smell mealy. Gills white then lemon-yellow. Spore print white. Spores 5–6 x 3.5–5um. Habitat with conifers. Season autumn. Occasional. Edible with caution. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.

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