Tricholoma equestre    (L.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Yellow Knight 

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

synonyms: Tricholoma flavovirens 

edibility : discard

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

The cap is lemon yellow to russet yellow, with a browner centre, convex then expanded or almost flat, with or without central umbo; its margin is smooth to wavy. The cap surface is slightly scaly, with darker brown adpressed scales, especially visible at the centre, viscid when damp, but dry at the centre.

The stem is bright yellow, like the flesh, with brown stains, without ring.

The flesh is pale yellow to bright yellow, unchanging; its taste is pleasant, nutty; the odour is faint, pleasant, non mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are bright yellow, emarginate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, more frequently on sandy soil in coniferous woods, on a rather acid soil, with pine, spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 12 mm (between 7 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : entirely sulphur-yellow to olive-yellow; brown adpressed scales towards the centre of cap, often dry; stem and flesh of same colour; pleasant odour; in pinewoods (more often in Scotland), sometimes with deciduous trees

Tricholoma equestre is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Tricholoma equestre in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Tricholoma equestre in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18