Tricholoma aestuans (Bitter Yellow Knight)
Cap 5-11 cm diameter, stem 5-10 cm tall * 1-2.5 cm diameter
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Tricholoma aestuans, also known as the Bitter Yellow Knight, is a medium-sized agaric that has gills that are pale yellow. The mushroom forms mycorrhiza with spruce and pine, rarely with deciduous trees, especially in sandy soils. It can be misleadingly similar to the Yellow Knight mushroom, but it usually has a more pointed cap and paler gills.

Cap yellowish, conical, expanding to broadly convex, initially sticky, smooth to slightly scaled. It has often a broad, low, central hump. The flesh is thick, firm, white or tinged with yellow under the cuticle. Gills pale yellow, notched around the apex of the stem, close, broad. Stem more or less equal, or enlarged at base; solid or hollowed in age. The surface is smooth to fibrillose and pale to light yellow. The stem has no ring. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores measure 6.5-7.5 x 4-5(-5.5) μm and are smooth and inamyloid.

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