Tricholoma sciodes    (Pers.) C. Martin 

common name(s) : Beech Knight, Grey Tricholoma 

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

synonyms: Tricholoma virgatum-sciodes 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Tricholoma scioides)  

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is grey to grey-brown, conical then expanded, always more or less umbonate; its margin is pale coloured (white or pale grey), inrolled a long time. The cap surface is radially streaked, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, sometimes with shades of pink.

The flesh is white, sometimes with a tinge of pink, unchanging; its taste is bitter, then acrid after being chewed for at least a minute; the odour is weak, earthy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white with shades of lilac-pink, spotted with brown on their edge, adnate to emarginate . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, essentially with beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 9 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 11 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 13 mm (between 8 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : grey to grey-brown cap, with black radial fibrils and a persistent umbo; white stem and gills, with lilac-pink shades; gills with their edge soon spotted with black; very bitter taste, hot after 1 minute; with beech

Tricholoma sciodes is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Tricholoma sciodes in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Tricholoma sciodes in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18