|Psathyrella piluliformis (Bull.:Fr.) P.D. Orton|
The cap is tawny-brown to date-brown; its margin is striate when moist. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white, brown towards base, with a short-lived veil. The flesh is whitish to ochraceous cream, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white then pink then chocolate brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows in damp broad-leaved woods, on beech or oak wood or stumps. The fruiting period takes place from May to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : Orange brown cap, drying to ochre yellow from the centre; margin with pale veil remnants, turning blackish and curving over gills when mature ; white stem; in tufts on dead deciduous wood
Psathyrella piluliformis is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
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