Hebeloma radicosum    (Bull.:Fr.) Ricken 

common name(s) : Rooting Poisonpie, Rooting Hebeloma 

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

synonyms: Pholiota radicosa, Myxocybe radicosa 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Pholiota radicosum)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Hebeloma radicosum
photo gallery of  Hebeloma radicosum potential confusions with  Hebeloma radicosum toxicity of Hebeloma radicosum genus Hebeloma  

The cap is orange-red to pale brown; its margin is smooth. The cap surface is smooth or slightly scaly, viscid or sticky.

The stem is whitish then brown, with pointed root and covered with scales, with a ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is of bitter almonds; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are cream then tobacco brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is dark brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on wood (also on the ground, on buried wood), in tufts or isolated, in broad-leaved (or sometimes coniferous) woods, with beech, oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 11 cm (between 5 and 25 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 14 mm (between 10 and 25 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : viscid cap surface in wet weather; odour of bitter almonds (check gills); white ring, stem base ending with a more or less long root

Hebeloma radicosum is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hebeloma radicosum in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hebeloma radicosum in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18