Rhodocollybia distorta    (Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Distorted Tough Shank 

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

synonyms: Collybia distorta 

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Rhodocollybia distorta
photo gallery of  Rhodocollybia distorta potential confusions with  Rhodocollybia distorta toxicity of Rhodocollybia distorta genus Rhodocollybia  

The cap is red-brown, with a central umbo; its margin is smooth. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is whitish, stained with brown, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are whitish then stained with orange, adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in tufts or isolated, in coniferous woods.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 13 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 0 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : gills become orange-red in 5 minutes when in contact with iron sulphate.

Distinctive features : Red-brown cap; stem furrowed and twisted on all its length; white gills, crowded, spotted with red-brown stains with age; with conifers

Rhodocollybia distorta is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Rhodocollybia distorta in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Rhodocollybia distorta in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18