|Tricholoma sulphureum (Bull.:Fr.) P. Kumm.|
The cap is sulphur yellow, sometimes orange at the disk, convex then flattened, sometimes slightly umbonate; its margin is smooth, incurved, sometimes wavy. The cap surface is smooth, dry, matt.The stem is yellow, more or less equal, full, without ring. The flesh is yellow, unchanging; its taste is mealy; the odour is unpleasant and very strong, of carbide or gas tar; its texture is fibrous. The gills are sulphur yellow, emarginate, rather distant . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (rarely coniferous) woods, on a rather acid soil, with oak, beech. The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : Entirely sulphur-yellow, sometimes with red tinge on cap centre (former bufonium variety); very strong and unpleasant smell of coal gas or tar; with deciduous trees
Tricholoma sulphureum is occasional and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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