|Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (Wülfen:Fr.) Maire|
The cap is bright orange or ochre yellow, convex then soon depressed to shallowly funnel-shaped; its margin is smooth and incurved a long time, then wavy. The cap surface is smooth to slightly downy, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is orange, darker than cap, without ring. The flesh is pale orange to yellowish, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous. The gills are orange, decurrent, crowded, forked, narrow, more or less easily separated from cap . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground or on dead wood, in coniferous woods more frequently, but also with broad-leaved trees, heath, with pine, sometimes oak. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : Decurrent gills (and not folds), forked, close, easily detached; low density flesh; orange colour
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking . <!0.236714976>
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