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Tricholoma fulvum (Bull.) Bigeard & H. Guill. (Birch Knight)

Date 29 October 2005
OS grid ref SU56
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 29/10/2005[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary 6 fruitbodies, under Silver Birch, near trunk.
Associated organism: under live tree of Betula pendula
Identification Notes: Smell: strongly mealy on cutting.
Spore print: greasy, BFF: "B", non-amyloid.

Basidia: 4-spored.
Spores: broadly ellipsoid, with large oil droplet, 5-5.5/4.5µm.
Gill edge: with projecting hairs, c. 3µm diam., of varying lengths, septate, clamped, cylindric to lageniform, hyaline, often encrusted.
Cap cuticle: zebrate-encrusted, brown, septate, sparsely branched, hyphae 3-7µm diam, floating in gelatinous matrix.

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