Hygrophorus penarioides    Jacobsson & E. Larss. 

common name(s) : Matt Woodwax, Fawn Wax Cap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Hygrophoraceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales [sub-genus:Neocamarophyllus section:Clytociboides ]  

synonyms: Hygrophorus penarius 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Limacium penarium, Limacium penarius)  

edibility : edible, good

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The cap is white to a bit beige at the centre, convex, humpy, often with a broad umbo; its margin is smooth, non striate. The cap surface is smooth, non viscid.

The stem is white, with a pointed base, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, fruity; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with oak, beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 11 cm (between 4 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 5 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 20 and 30 mm)

Distinctive features : white, very fleshy, slightly viscous; distant gills; with deciduous trees

Hygrophorus penarioides is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .

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