Tricholomopsis rutilans (Koningsmantel (BE) / "Plums and Custard" or Red-haired agaric (EN) / Rötlicher Holzritterling (DE) / Tricholome rutilant (FR)) is a is a species of gilled mushroom in the Tricholomataceae family.
With its large stature (cap between 3 and 12 cm broad), its yellow cap overlaid with dark red to purplish-re fibrils and contrasting yellow gills, Tricholomopsis rutilans is one of our most handsome mushrooms. It fruits mostly in conifer woods, but is infrequent in some years making finds all the more noteworthy. Despite its inviting appearance, Tricholomopsis rutilans has no redeeming culinary value.
Image: Malle (BE) - 03/10/2010
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