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synonyms: Bársonyos pereszke, Pleurote rutilant, Plums and Custard, Rötlicher Holzritterling, Tricolome rutilant
Tricholomopsis rutilans Mushroom
Ref No: 9590
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Tricholomopsis rutilans2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9591
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Tricholomopsis rutilansF Mushroom
Ref No: 9592
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Violet or purple
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Distinctly scaly
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Grows on wood

Tricholomopsis rutilans (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Sing. syn. Tricholoma rutilans (Schaeff. ex Fr.) Kummer. Plums and Custard, Tricolome rutilant, Pleurote rutilant, Rötlicher Holzritterling, Bársonyos pereszke (fapereszke), Agarico rutilante, Koningsmantel. Cap 4–12cm across, convex to bell-shaped when expanded often with a low broad umbo, yellow densely covered in reddish-purple downy tufts or scales, more densely covered at the centre. Stem 35–55 x 10–15mm, yellow covered in fine downy purplish scales like the cap but to a much lesser extent; no mycelial strands. Flesh pale yellow or cream. Taste watery, smell like rotten wood. Gills rich egg-yellow. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, voluminous, 20–30um wide. Spore print white. Spores ellipsoid, 6–8.5 x 4–5um. Habitat on and around conifer stumps. Season late summer to late autumn. Very common. Considered edible by some but not recommended. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 06 February 2012

Ocypel Bory Tucholskie.Poland
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Dave Kelly (United Kingdom) - 19 September 2011

Sept 2011, New Forest, UK
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Laurence Davies (United Kingdom) - 06 May 2009

Taken in September 2008, near Enochdu, Strathardle, Perthshire. Laurence Davies
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lee collins (United Kingdom) - 28 April 2009

Tricholomopsis rutilans(plums and custard)
Tricholomopsis rutilansF
Branislav Uzelac (Yugoslavia) - 17 March 2009

photo by Goran Miloshevich from Serbia
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