|Tricholoma sciodes (Pers.) C. Martin|
The cap is grey to grey-brown, conical then expanded, always more or less umbonate; its margin is pale coloured (white or pale grey), inrolled a long time. The cap surface is radially streaked, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white, sometimes with shades of pink. The flesh is white, sometimes with a tinge of pink, unchanging; its taste is bitter, then acrid after being chewed for at least a minute; the odour is weak, earthy; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white with shades of lilac-pink, spotted with brown on their edge, adnate to emarginate . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, essentially with beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : grey to grey-brown cap, with black radial fibrils and a persistent umbo; white stem and gills, with lilac-pink shades; gills with their edge soon spotted with black; very bitter taste, hot after 1 minute; with beech
Tricholoma sciodes is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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