|Clitocybe nebularis (Batsch:Fr.) P. Kumm.|
The cap is dark grey brown to pale ash grey, convex then flattened to slightly depressed, sometimes with a broad umbo; its margin is smooth, inrolled a long time, sometimes wavy. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is paler than the cap, white to greyish, club-shaped then more cylindrical, without ring. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild or mealy; the odour is strong, unpleasant and complex: rancid meal, aniseed, washing powder; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white, decurrent to adnate, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 60 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved or mixed woods, often in fairy rings, on a rather variable soil. The fruiting period takes place from August to March.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : strong and complex smell; slightly depressed cloudy grey cap; only slightly decurrent gills; often in fairy rings
Clitocybe nebularis is frequent and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
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