Tricholoma cingulatum    (Almfelt) Jacobashch 

common name(s) : Girdled Knight, Belted Tricholoma 

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

edibility : edible

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

The cap is pale grey to grey-brown, convex then flattened, sometimes slightly depressed in the centre, sometimes slightly umbonate; its margin is inrolled a long time, with overhanging white silky veil remnants. The cap surface is smooth to downy, disrupting into very small adpressed downy scales, dry, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is cylindrical, full, white then ochraceous, with a clear cottony ring, close to the apex, and scaly surface below.

The flesh is white, thin, unchanging or slightly yellowing; its taste is mealy, mild to slightly bitter; the odour is mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are grey-white, yellowing when bruised or with age, emarginate to adnexed, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in shrubberies, open woodland, bushes, in damp areas, essentially with willow trees, sometimes birch.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 1 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 9 mm (between 4 and 12 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Gelty, grey cap; stem with a distinctive cottony ring; flesh yellowing a bit when bruised; faint, mealy odour; with willow trees

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

page updated on 14/01/18