|Tricholoma atrosquamosum (Chevall.) Sacc.|
The cap is grey black to brown black, convex then flattened, with a central umbo; its margin is scaly. The cap surface is covered with blackish brown scales on an cream background, darker towards the centre, and more woolly-fibrillose at the margin, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is whitish to greyish, silky, not or hardly scaly, without ring nor ring zone. The flesh is white to greyish, unchanging; its taste is mealy or nutty; the odour is peppery (like wild ginger) or fruity; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white to grey, with their edge sometimes with blackish dots, emarginate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in coniferous woods or broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with beech, spruce, oak, hornbeam. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : grey to dark brown scaly cap; silky stem, sometimes with a few dark scales; stem base and gills not turning yellow or red when bruised; peppery odour; grey gills with their edge sometimes dotted with dark spots
Tricholoma atrosquamosum is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking . <!0.019323671>
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