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Tricholoma focale, also known as the Booted Knight, is a medium-sized, fleshy agaric with orange-brown to reddish-brown colouring, cream gills, and a distinctively banded stem. This mushroom grows scattered or in small trooping groups in coastal locations where there are pine trees.
orange-brown to reddish-brown, starts off convex, then becomes more broadly convex to nearly flat as it matures. Initially sticky, but soon dries out and takes on a shiny appearance. It is covered with lengthy, innate fibrils. The margin begins by rolling inward and is adorned with white veil tissue. Gills
white, browning on gill edges with age, adnexed to free, moderately distant. Stem
white and smooth above the shaggy ring, patterned with bands of large brown scales below. It is tapering continuously towards the base. Spore print
Spores are ellipsoidal and smooth, measuring 5-8.5 x 3-6µm. They possess a hilum appendage and are non-amyloid.
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