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