Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums and Custard)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-12 cm diameter; stem 3.5-5.5 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm diameter
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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.

Cap 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 white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are smooth, ellipsoidal to subglobose, measuring 5-7 x 3.5-5.5┬Ám.

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