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Tricholoma ustale (Fr.) P. Kumm. (Burnt Knight)

Date 9 October 2001
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 09/10/2001[H]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary In 1m by 2m ring round 16 year old Pine
Associated organism: under, in ring around living, 16 year old tree of Pinus
Identification Notes: Cap: glutinous, gluten tastes bitter.
Smell: weakly mealy, stronger as they start to dry.
Taste: like Lepista nuda, then slowly mealy
Spore print: white.
Gill edge: fertile.
Basidia: 4-spored.
Spores: 5.5-6/3.5-4µm, with large oil drop.

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