Tricholoma sejunctum (colloquially yellow blusher in the eastern regions of North America) is a mushroom that appears across much of the Northern Hemisphere and is associated with pine forests.
|gills on hymenium|
|cap is convex|
|hymenium is adnexed|
|stipe is bare|
|spore print is white|
|ecology is mycorrhizal|
The species is classified as inedible by some field guides, though it does seem to have been traditionally consumed in much of world without noted ill effects. More recently, in Europe it has been identified as responsible for poisonings. However, it also shows promise as an anti-viral or anti-cancer mushroom.
The mushroom is described both in North America and in China as having a 'mealy' flavour, indeed in China's Yunnan province where it is most frequently consumed it is generally known as 荞面菌 (Pinyin: qiao mian jun; lit. 'Buckwheat Noodle Mushroom') on account of this property, despite the fact that its proper name is 黄绿口蘑 (lit. 'Yellow Green Mouth Mushroom').
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- Miller Jr., Orson K.; Miller, Hope H. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. Guilford, CN: FalconGuide. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1.