|Hebeloma radicosum (Bull.:Fr.) Ricken|
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.
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 .
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