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Yellow-Staining Knight

Tricholoma sulphurescens


Group of mushrooms with white, cream, and hints of dirty yellow on pilei. Pileal surface is damp to slightly slimy and planar to depressed in structure. These mushrooms exhibited a strongly unpleasant odor that can be described as acrid, bitter, and reminiscent of burnt rubber or an industrial chemical. The gill surface is white with gills of varying lengths. There is a notched attachment to stipe. Stipe is white and peeling. Spore print is white. This is a first time spotting on Project Noah.


Growing in pine straw/soil in a primarily pine forest in Northeast Alabama (Cherokee County), US

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flowntheloop 3 years ago

Exactly :D

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago


flowntheloop 3 years ago

I'm guessing so. The smell made me gag! One of my other nearby fungi fanatics says that the specimens she found recently smelled a lot like napthalene (moth balls). It seems the smell can vary but it is usually a very unpleasant one!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

I'm guessing their species name refers to their stench ;P

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Alabama, USA

Spotted on Dec 23, 2017
Submitted on Jan 1, 2018

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