|Tricholoma argyraceum (Bull.) Gillet|
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.
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 .
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