|Pholiota lenta (Pers.:Fr.) Singer|
The cap is whitish to cream or beige; its margin is with white veil remnants. The cap surface is covered with short-lasting scales, viscid or sticky.The stem is white, with brownish base and white flakes, not viscous, with a ring zone (cortina remains). The flesh is whitish, brownish in stem base, unchanging; its taste is mild or bitter, of radish or horseradish; the odour is not distinctive or fruity; its texture is fibrous. The gills are pale yellow then brownish, adnate, crowded . The spore print is ochre. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, in tufts, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, with beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to March.
Distinctive features : very slimy cap surface; stem with flakes; looks like a webcap (Cortinarius) but grows on wood
Pholiota lenta is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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