E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Tricholoma sejunctum (Fr.) Quel.
separating Tricholoma

Species account author: Ian Gibson.
Extracted from Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.

Introduction to the Macrofungi

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Species Information

Tricholoma sejunctum is characterized by a yellowish, slightly viscid cap with dark streaks; whitish notched gills that often become yellow near the margin of the cap or sometimes overall; stem that is whitish to yellowish; absent veil; farinaceous odor; and white spore deposit. Arora(1) says it is fairly common in Pacific Northwest. It is reported from BC by Gamiet(2), from ID by Andrew Parker, pers. comm., and from CA by MykoWeb. Bessette(5) say widely distributed in N. America and show photographs from WA, AK, NY, and WV. There are collections at the University of Washington from AK, WA, OR, and MS, collections at the University of British Columbia from BC and PQ, collections at Oregon State University from OR and FL, and a collection from MT at the New York Botanical Garden.
3-8(10)cm across, convex to flat or broadly umbonate; yellow or greenish yellow with "dark innate (flattened) fibrils or streaks radiating from the blackish to brown center"; "slightly viscid or tacky when moist, smooth", sometimes with small scales when old, (Arora), 3.5-7.5cm across, convex when young, becoming nearly flat when old, with low to prominent umbo, margin splitting radially when old; virgate [radially streaked] with blackish or very dark brown fibrils over yellow background, the yellow often visible only at margin, overall color dark greenish yellow; "viscid becoming dry, appressed-fibrillose", (Shanks)
white or tinged yellow (Arora), thin; white to watery gray, in stem white and when old watery gray, (Shanks)
fairly close, typically notched; at first whitish or creamy white, but often becoming yellow near cap margin or occasionally yellowish throughout, (Arora), adnate to sinuate, close, 0.5-1.5cm broad, thin, splitting when old; pale grayish yellow, pale yellow or pastel yellow, (Shanks)
5-8(12)cm x 1-2(3)cm, more or less equal or somewhat swollen in lower part, firm; "whitish, but often developing yellowish tints"; smooth, (Arora); 4-9cm x 1-1.5cm, equal or widening downward to slightly bulbous base, solid or hollow; color often uneven, white with yellow areas or pale yellow to yellow overall; dry, silky-fibrillose, (Shanks)
absent (Arora)
farinaceous (Arora), not distinctive or farinaceous, (Shanks), of mildew or farinaceous (Miller)
often bitter or nauseating, but in some forms mild, (Arora), not distinctive or farinaceous, (Shanks)
Microscopic spores:
spores 5-7 x 4-5.5 microns, elliptic, smooth, [presumably inamyloid], (Arora), spores 5.3-8.2 x 3.8-6.2 microns, broadly elliptic to nearly round, smooth, inamyloid, colorless; basidia 4-spored, 31-41 x 7.2-9.6 microns, clavate; cheilocystidia absent or rare, 20-35 x 7-14 microns, broadly clavate to spheropedunculate, colorless, thin-walled; clamp connections absent, (Shanks)
Spore deposit:
white (Arora)

Habitat / Range

scattered or in groups under both hardwoods and conifers, mainly in fall, (Arora), scattered to gregarious in mixed woods or with Picea sitchensis (Sitka Spruce) in coastal forests, October to December, (Shanks for California), fall, winter

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not recommended, poisonous at worst, insipid at best, (Arora)

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Species References

Arora(1), Lincoff(2)*, Miller(14)*, Kibby(1)*, Courtecuisse(1)*, Bessette(2)*, Shanks(2), Leuthy(2), Trudell(4)*, Gamiet(2) (accessed 23/7/01), Buczacki(1)*, Bessette(5)*, MykoWeb(1)*

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