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Tricholoma saponaceum   (Soapy Trich)
North America, Europe
Cap 5-10 cm diameter; stem 5-10 cm tall * 1-3 cm diameter

Tricholoma saponaceum, also known as Soapy Trich, is a medium to large agaric, whose hat is rounded to flattened, often humped. Cap usually tinged with olive; may be brownish on disc center. Gills close. Stalk thick; stains reddish when bruised.

Cap convex, becoming broadly convex or flat, often with a low, broad, rounded hump. The outline typically has irregular lobes or folds and splits. Cap occasionally is off-center of the stem. Colour varies between greyish-green, yellowish-green, grey, blackish, copper coloured, or brownish. Gills white, becoming reddish spotted, emarginate, fairly distant. Stem more or less equal or slightly thicker below, sometimes tapered at base; often bent. Surface smooth to fibrillose or minutely scaly; white of weakly flushed with cap colours, brownish pink at the base.

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