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Tricholoma sulphureum
sulphur knight, the stinker, sulfur Trich

Distribution: widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere

Habitat: under both hardwoods and conifers.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Not edible


Not edible

Identification Notes:

small to medium-sized fungi with wide-spaced, broad gills and a “coal gas” odor. sulfur yellow color. Coal gas is not something many people get an opportunity to smell nowadays but the odor of these mushrooms is strong and unpleasant for most people; some liken it to a heavy floral odor, such as that of Narcissus.

Accepted Name:
Tricholoma sulphureum (Fr.) Staude

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Tricholoma sulphureum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Tricholoma sulphureum photos

3 photographs:
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