Agrocybe erebia    (Fr.:Fr.) Kuehner ex Singer 

common name(s) : Dark Fieldcap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Bolbitiaceae  

synonyms: Pholiota erebia, Agrocybe brunneola ss.auct. 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Dryophila erebia, Cyclocybe erebia)  

edibility : discard

potential confusions with  Agrocybe erebia toxicity of Agrocybe erebia genus Agrocybe  

The cap is chocolate brown to leather brown; its margin is with white veil remnants, often wavy. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is becoming black at the base, with a striate ring.

The flesh is pale brown, unchanging; its taste is mild to bitter; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale brown to tobacco brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, parks, gardens.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 1 and 9 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 9 mm (between 2 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : dark brown colour; hygrophanous and sticky cap surface; broadly adnate gills; ample and striate ring

Agrocybe erebia is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18