Yellowing Knight - Tricholoma scalpturatum

Description

The cap is conical initially, flattening to a convex shape. Measuring 4 to 7 cm in diameter, it is covered with scales, it is paler than many other tricholomas, and has crowded white or pale grey gills which often slowly stain lemon yellow when bruised.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

In woodland (broad-leaved and coniferous) and scrub where they are usually associated with pine or beech.

When to see it

Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map