The Grey Knight
A common member of the Knight family, this was once considered to be an edible mushroom but it has now been discovered that eating a certain weight of these mushrooms, even spread out over a fortnight, can cause kidney failure and is now deemed deadly poisonous.
|Common Names||The Grey Knight|
|Scientific Name||Tricholoma terreum|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||6|
|Average Cap width (CM)||6|
Grey/white with small ‘woolly’ fibres radiating from the centre of the cap. Starts conical but will flatten out retaining an umbo.
White to pale grey, crowded and appear free from the stem but are narrowly joined and sinuate (notched near the stem.
Other grey capped Tricholomas.
Common and gregarious.
This mushroom was once listed as edible but chemicals that can harm the kidneys have been found so it is now considered a deadly poisonous fungi.