Open main menu

Tricholoma virgatum, commonly known as the ashen knight,[2] is a mushroom of the agaric genus Tricholoma. It was first described scientifically as Agaricus virgatus by Elias Fries in 1818,[3] and later transferred to the genus Tricholoma by Paul Kummer in 1871.[4] 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.[2]

Tricholoma virgatum
Tricholoma virgatum, McCall 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Division:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Species:
T. virgatum
Binomial name
Tricholoma virgatum
(Fr.) P.Kumm. (1871)
Synonyms[1]
  • Agaricus virgatus Fr. (1818)
  • Agaricus fumosus subsp. virgatus (Fr.) Pers. (1828)
  • Gyrophila virgata (Fr.) Quél. (1886)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tricholoma virgatum (Fr.) P. Kumm. 1871". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  2. ^ a b Phillips R. "Tricholoma virgatum". Rogers Plants. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. ^ Fries EM. (1818). Observationes Mycologicae (in Latin). 1. p. 113.
  4. ^ Kummer P. (1871). "Der Führer in die Pilzkunde" (in German) (1 ed.): 134.

External linksEdit