Tricholoma saponaceum identification

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Tricholoma saponaceum (Fr.) Kummer. Soapy Knight or Soap Tricholoma, Tricolome ? odeur de savon, Seifenritterling, Szappanszag? pereszke, Agarico saponaceo, Zeepzwam. Cap 5?10cm across, convex at first then expanded with a broad umbo, grey-brown often with rusty or olivaceous tints, darker at the centre. Stem 50?100 x 10?30mm, white with reddish or olivaceous tints. Flesh white becoming more or less pink. Taste mushroomy, smell of soap. Gills rather distant, whitish sometimes with greenish tints or finally spotted reddish. Spore print white. Spores elliptical, 5?6 x 3.5?4um. Habitat in troops in deciduous or coniferous woods. Season late summer to late autumn. Occasional. Edible ? poor. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe. Note the first pictures shows a rather red form that will probably become a seperate variety, in fact this species contains a rather divers group of mushrooms that may well be split in the future. Comment Tricholoma saponaceum var. ardosiacum Bres. differs from the type in having a much darker, bluish-gray, almost black cap and sometimes gray or brown scales on the stem (the last of our pictures).

Tricholoma saponaceum photos

More info about Tricholoma saponaceum mushroom

Inedible
Habitat:
Grows in woods
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
White
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Convex to shield shaped
Fungus colour:
Brown
Red or redish or pink
Green
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
North America
Europe
Flesh:
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Seifenritterling, Soap Tricholoma, Soapy Knight, Szappanszag? pereszke, Tricolome ? odeur de savon
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Agaricales
Family:
Tricholomataceae
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:44:57

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