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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Tricholomataceae: Tricholoma virgatum (Fr.) P. Kumm., 1871

Tricholoma virgatum – Ashen knight

Synonyms: Agaricus fumosus, Agaricus virgatus, Gyrophila virgata.

Common name: ashen knight.

Russian names: Ryadovka zaostrennaya, Ryadovka myshinaya, Ryadovka polosataya, Ryadovka zhguche-ostraya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tricholoma virgatum, commonly known as the ashen knight, is a mushroom of the agaric genus Tricholoma. It was first described scientifically as Agaricus virgatus by Elias Fries in 1818, and later transferred to the genus Tricholoma by Paul Kummer in 1871. It is found in the deciduous and coniferous forests of Europe and North America. The mushroom is inedible, and has a bitter and peppery taste and musty odor.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Ashen knight mushrooms (<B>Tricholoma virgatum</B>) near Dibuny, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-07.htm">September 7, 2016</A>
LinkAshen knight mushrooms (Tricholoma virgatum) near Dibuny, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 7, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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