The cap and stalk
5 - 15 cm
white, whitish, cream
Name: Booted Knight
Scientific name: Tricholoma focale (Fr.) Ricken 1914
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 12.11.2016:
Agaricus focalis Fr. 1838
Agaricus focalis var. focalis Fr. 1838
Armillaria caussetta Barla 1887
Armillaria focalis (Fr.) P. Karst. 1879
Armillaria focalis var. focalis (Fr.) P. Karst. 1879
Cortinarius focalis (Fr.) M.M. Moser 1975
Tricholoma focale var. caussetta (Barla) Bon 1976
Tricholoma focale var. focale (Fr.) Ricken 1914
Tricholoma focale var. pseudocaligatum Bon 1984
Tricholoma robustum f. focale (Fr.) Pilát 1951
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Pinus (Pine)
Cap: 5-12 cm across, first convex, later campanulate to expanded, with an indistinct umbo, red brown, covered with fibers or scales, old cracked, margin is young undulating.
Hymenophore: lamellae are white to white yellow, old and under pressure red brown, on stem notched.
Spore print: whitish
Spore: elliptic, 4-6,5 x 3-4 μm
Stem: 5-14 x 1-3 cm, cylindric, first pale, soon red brownish, on light underground with tight concetric scales, thickened ring zone, tip is sharply defined white zone.
Flesh: whitish, tight, odor is farinaceous cucumber like, taste is bitter.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in coniferous or also broadleaved forests, on chalk soil, grows from august to november.