Phaeogalera dissimulans    (Berk. & Broome) Holec 

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

synonyms: Hemipholiota oedipus, Pholiota oedipus, Phaeogalera oedipus, Dryophila sordida, Phaeogalera sordida 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Meottomyces dissimulans)  

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Phaeogalera dissimulans toxicity of Phaeogalera dissimulans genus Phaeogalera  

The cap is dark brown grey; its margin is striate when moist, with white veil remnants. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is flaky-fibrillose, with a ring zone.

The flesh is pale brown, unchanging; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are whitish then ochre-brown, adnate, not very crowded . The spore print is brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, most of the time with poplar, and ash.

The fruiting period takes place from October to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3 cm (between 0.4 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 1.3 and 6 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 1.5 and 8 mm)

Distinctive features : cap surface hygrophanous, greasy to the touch, with a distinctively brighter margin; spring species

Phaeogalera dissimulans is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18