Tricholoma saponaceum (Fr.) Kummer s.l.

Photograph by R. E. Halling, © 1997

The typical form of this variable species has a glabrous pileus surface with some green to olive or olive brown colors and a glabrous stipe that is occasionally fibrillose. Also, there is a soapy odor and/or taste, and the base of the stipe frequently discolors pink to pinkish salmon. This latter feature is present in the Costa Rican entity pictured above, but otherwise is distinctly squamulose on the pileus and the stipe. A comparitive image of a North Temperate form is below left.

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