|Tricholoma ustaloides Bon|
The cap is chestnut to orange-red brown, hemispherical to convex; its margin is furrowed, slightly wavy. The cap surface is very viscid, with very bitter taste.The stem is orange brown to red brown, but white at the top above a flat more or less visible ring zone (especially on young specimens). The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is very bitter or mealy; the odour is of cucumber, meal, watermelon; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white, stained with brown on their edge when mature, emarginate to adnexed . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in damp broad-leaved woods, on a rather acid soil, under oak, birch, beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : Viscid brown cap, with a bitter cap surface; white top of stem, limited by a ring line; odour of cucumber or of meal; flesh very bitter
Tricholoma ustaloides is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
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