Observation 12679: Tricholoma caligatum group

When: 2008-09-20

Collection location: Selkirk, Bethlehem, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

This is the first of a few veiled tricholomas in the caligatum group.
Taste mild, odor slight, farinaceous. Growing in oak-beech woods.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Selkirk, Albany Co., New York, USA’ to ‘Selkirk, Bethlehem, New York, USA’

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-06-06 05:54:18 EDT (-0400)

I think you could use the “caligatum group”, if it also includes species like focale and the matsies then.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-06-06 03:50:29 EDT (-0400)

I think if they are whitish we call them caligatum group, if they are orangish they fall into the focale group. It’s a mess…

This is a stinky orange capped one;

A dark capped, bitter tasting one with no odor;
And since I’m not home right now I can’t add three more… This one is really common under oak on Cape Cod http://mushroomobserver.org/58258
and we have a dark scaly slender one under beech as well.
This is one of the western ones, http://mushroomobserver.org/56058.
There is also a really fragrant Rocky Mountain one that I hear taste good…
What we call focale in MA;
Which is different from the Rocky Mountain one and probably the west coast one as well as the eastern US hemlock species…

How do you delimit
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-06-06 03:45:16 EDT (-0400)

the Tricholoma caligatum group?

Mild taste and slightly farinaceous smell could indicate that it’s closer to Tricholoma focale than to any of the taxon that have been called “caligatum”.

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