Tricholoma argyraceum    (Bull.) Gillet 

common name(s) : Coppice Tricholoma 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Tricholomateae  

synonyms: Tricholoma inocybeoides, Tricholoma myomyces-alboconicum, Tricholoma alboconicum, Tricholoma argyraceum-alboconicum 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Tricholoma chrysites)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Tricholoma argyraceum
photo gallery of  Tricholoma argyraceum potential confusions with  Tricholoma argyraceum toxicity of Tricholoma argyraceum genus Tricholoma  

The cap is silver grey to greyish-brown, conical then expanded, with a central umbo; its margin is irregular, inrolled, smooth then wavy. The cap surface is with minute downy grey-brown scales, then fibrillose, dry, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white to washed with grey, without ring nor ring zone.

The flesh is white or greyish, turning yellow when creased; its taste is mealy, of rancid meal ; the odour is of rancid meal or earthy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white with shades of lemon yellow, emarginate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in open woods, parks, roadsides, with birrch, poplar, spruce, pine, beech.

The fruiting period takes place from May to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 1 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 5 and 12 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Silver-grey cap, fibrillose, umbonate; white gills turning yellow with age or when bruised; odour of rancid meal; smooth stem

Tricholoma argyraceum is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Tricholoma argyraceum in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Tricholoma argyraceum in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18