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Tricholomopsis rutilans, also known as Plums and Custard, is a medium to large, fleshy agaric with a cap having plum-coloured fibrils against a custard-yellow background. Its gills are egg-yellow, making it easily recognizable. This mushroom grows either solitary or in small caespitose tufts on or near rotting conifer stumps.
starts convex with an incurved margin, turns broadly convex, bell-shaped, or nearly flat. It's dry and densely coated in red to purplish-red or brick-red fibrils. As it matures, these fibrils form small scales, exposing the yellowish base. The flesh is pallid yellow, tough, stuffed or full. Gills
egg -yellow, adnexed, broad and crowded. Stem
cylindrical and with a red scaly base developing to a yellow colour towards the cap. It has no ring or volva. Spore print
Spores are smooth, ellipsoidal to subglobose, measuring 5-7 x 3.5-5.5µm.
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