Observation 98814: Tricholoma scalpturatum (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2012-07-01

Collection location: Copenhagen Bio Science Park, Copenhagen, Denmark [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Spotted these on the grounds of the Copenhagen Bio Sciences Park. At first I just spotted the three of them, but then I looked around in the same area and there were dozens. They remind me of Tricholoma saponaceum or possibly a Lyophyllum, but I’m not confident enough in either of those ids.

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Recognized by sight: Non-brittle flesh, notched gill attachment, white spore print likely
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Recognized by sight: I looked at several specimens a bit closer today and the younger ones are very reminiscent of Tricholoma terreum. However, they were not growing near to any pines that I could spot. There were under the trees shown here: https://maps.google.com/...
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Recognized by sight: For all the features described by Jacob. I also talked with Henning Knudsen (I believe) at the first meeting of NA MycoFlora meeting and he also suggested this name. He also confirmed that it gets a yellowish stain over time which I observed in my hotel room afterwords.

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T. scalpturatum
By: Jacob Heilmann-Clausen (jheilmann-clausen@bio.ku.dk)
2012-07-10 02:19:29 PDT (-0700)

Hi Nathan

This collection from my campus area is almost certainly T. scalpturatum, characterized by scaly cap, farinacous smell, broadly umbonate cap and gilld staining +/-yellow when damaged or old. It is very common in such habitats in Europe, but can be confused with T. argyraceum and T. inocybeoides differning by more pointed conical to umbonate cap and more narrow spores.

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