|Mutinus caninus (Huds.:Fr.) Fr.|
The cap is white egg-shaped at first, from which then emerges a stem topped by a cone-shaped honeycombed head truncated by a small hole, covered with a gelatinous brown-olive layer, which later disappears to leave only a reddish head, with a well differentiated stem.The flesh is white, fragile and brittle; its taste is pleasant; the odour is fecal, but not strong. The fertile surface is composed of a dark olive slime. The spore print is olive green.
It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, also in parks, near stumps, on a rather acid soil, mostly with beech and oaks. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet
Mutinus caninus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking . <!0.043478261>
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