Birch Knight - Tricholoma fulvum

    Description

    Caps are reddish-brown in the centre, with the margin more yellow and with radial brown streaks; convex, flattening with a small umbo; matt and finely fibrillose; sticky when wet; 5 to 12cm across. Gils yellow tinged.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found under deciduous trees, notably birch (hence its common name Birch Knight). It is most likely to occur in damp areas where Birch is present.

    When to see it

    June (often one of the earliest of the Tricholoma species to appear) to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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