Tricholoma chrysenteroides (Peck) Sacc.
Family: Tricholomataceae
Tricholoma chrysenteroides image
Charles Horton Peck  
Peck CH. 1913. Report of the State Botanist 1912. Bulletin of the New York State Museum 167: 51-52.

Tricholoma chrysenteroides Pk.


Plate 132

Pileus fleshy, convex or nearly plane, glabrous, or slightly silky, firm, pale yellow or at length rufescent, the margin sometimes reflexed, flesh pale yellow, taste and odor farinaceous; lamellae close, adnexed, often with venose interspaces, yellowish, sometimes becoming dingy with age; stem equal, firm, glabrous, solid or stuffed, rarely hollow, yellowish without and within; spores ellipsoid, 8-10 x 5-6 microns.

The golden-flesh tricholoma is easily known by its pale yellow color and its farinaceous odor and taste. It is similar in color to Tricholoma sulphureum Bull. Its cap is one to two or sometimes two and a half inches broad, convex or nearly flat above or occasionally with the margin curved upward. It is smooth or slightly silky and its flesh is colored like the cap. Indeed the plant is nearly uniform in color throughout, except in old specimens in which the upper surface of the cap becomes reddish. The lamellae are rather close, adnexed, usually veiny in the interspaces and are apt to become dingy with age. The stem is equal in diameter throughout, firm, smooth or somewhat silky fibrillose, solid or rarely stuffed or slightly hollow when large or old and colored like the pileus. It was found growing under poplar trees among fallen leaves at Vaughns in September. When cooked it has an agreeable flavor but old specimens are liable to be somewhat tough, though still very palatable.