Clitocybe diatreta    (Fr.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Clitocybeae  

synonyms: Clitocybe salmonea 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lepista diatreta, Clitocybe marginella, Lepista marginella, Clitocybe diatetra)  

edibility : poisonous

potential confusions with  Clitocybe diatreta toxicity of Clitocybe diatreta genus Clitocybe  

The cap is pinkish brown, flesh-pink to reddish-ochre, pinkish white when drying, hygrophanous, slightly convex, expanded then often depressed; its margin is smooth, non striate. The cap surface is smooth, greasy, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is almost with the same colour as cap, whitish, smooth, hollow, without ring.

The flesh is whitish, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, fruity, of Lepista or mushroomy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then cream, with pinkish shades, more or less decurrent, fairly crowded . The spore print is pale pink. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in coniferous or mixed woods, on a rather sandy soil.

The fruiting period takes place from September to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 3 and 6 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 3 and 12 mm)

Distinctive features : pinkish brown to flesh-pink cap, hygrophanous, slightly depressed, with a non striate margin; slightly decurrent gills with pinkish shades; stem concolorous with cap, or paler; pinkish white spore print; fruity odour, or of blewitt

Clitocybe diatreta is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Clitocybe diatreta in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Clitocybe diatreta in the forest of Rambouillet

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