Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Tricholomataceae
Species: Tricholoma saponaceum var. saponaceum (Fr.) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus atrovirens
Agaricus napipes
Agaricus saponaceus
Tricholoma saponaceum
Tricholoma saponaceum var. atrovirens
Tricholoma saponaceum var. napipes
Common Name: Soapy Knight


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Tricholoma saponaceum var. saponaceumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (16)
Betula pendula (2)
Quercus (2)
Carpinus betulus (1)
Tilia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (14)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Woodland (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland: broadleaved (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (2)
Woodland: coniferous (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (7)
Soil (5)
Soil Leaves (4)
Soil Mossy (3)
Leaf Litter (2)
Grass (1)
Rotting Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
August (2)
September (5)
October (19)
November (5)
December (1)