Tricholomopsis rutilans Tricholomataceae Plums and Custard

Tricholomopsis rutilans 17kb

Tricholomopsis rutilans, Plums and Custard. This fungus sounds delicious, but unfortunately is bitter and tough and completely inedible. It gets its name from the lovely colouration of the fruiting bodies. The caps are dark pink, purple or nearly scarlet, whilst the gills and stipe are a golden yellow. It is a medium-sized fungus, caps 6.34cm, stipe 4-10cm. Growth is restricted to dead conifer stumps or roots, usually several specimens together. It is fairly common, some years being better than others, as is the case with many fungi.

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