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Tricholoma imbricatum
matt knight, shingled Trich, shingled Tricholoma
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: T. imbricatum may be edible, but its tough texture argues against it being very desirable.

Description:
Edibility:

T. imbricatum may be edible, but its tough texture argues against it being very desirable.

Identification Notes:

Tricholoma imbricatum is one of a large number of reddish brown tricholomas that are notoriously difficult to identify. It usually can be separated from the others by its dull brown, dry cap, which often is broken up into small scales, especially in the center, and often has short grooves along its edge, medium to large firm fruitbodies, lack of a veil, and growth under pines. Most of the similar species, such as T. muricatum, T. ustale (Fries: Fries) P. Kummer, and T. populinum Lange, have viscid caps and grow in different habitats. Probably the species with which T. imbricatum is most easily confused is T. vaccinum, which also is dry-capped. In comparison, the latter is usually smaller, softer with an often hollow stipe, scalier, a bit more brightly colored, and is more common, most often under spruce rather than pine

Accepted Name:
Tricholoma imbricatum (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

CalPhotos: Tricholoma imbricatum photos.

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