Psathyrella candolleana    (Fr.:Fr.) Maire 

common name(s) : Pale Brittlestem, Crumble Tuft 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Psathyrellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Coprinaceae  

synonyms: Hypholoma candolleanum, Drosophila candolleana, Hypholoma egenulum, Psathyrella appendiculata ss.KitsvanWav. 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Psathyrella candolleanum, Hypholoma drosophila)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Psathyrella candolleana
photo gallery of  Psathyrella candolleana potential confusions with  Psathyrella candolleana toxicity of Psathyrella candolleana genus Psathyrella  

The cap is whitish to yellow-ochre. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, with a short-lived veil.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pinkish brown then purplish, adnate, crowded . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 1 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 2 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Ochre-brown to creamy-white cap, hygrophanous, with a margin often cracked, overhung with white ragged velar remnants; lilac-grey gills turning brown when mature; fragile

Psathyrella candolleana is infrequent and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Psathyrella candolleana in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Psathyrella candolleana in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18