Tricholoma album    (Schaeff.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : White Knight 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Tricholomateae  

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Tricholoma album
photo gallery of  Tricholoma album potential confusions with  Tricholoma album toxicity of Tricholoma album genus Tricholoma  

The cap is pure white then ochraceous, convex then expanded, irregular, sometimes slightly umbonate; its margin is smooth and not furrowed, thin. The cap surface is smooth, not- or slightly silky, dry, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, slender, smooth, staining ochraceous, without ring nor ring zone.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is unpleasant, bitter then acrid; the odour is strong (up to unpleasant) in old specimens : strong, of hyacinth or iris, mouldy, mealy at the stem base; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to cream, emarginate, not very crowded and irregular, of variable height (nb of gills per 90° ~ 36 ). The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in deciduous woods, and sometimes with conifers, on a rather acid soil, with oak, beech, birch.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 4 and 11 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 10 mm (between 5 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : entirely white mushroom; white then ochraceous cap, with a non furrowed margin; white gills, irregular in height; very strong odour of iris or rancid flour; very bitter then acrid taste

Tricholoma album is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Tricholoma album in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Tricholoma album in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18