Agrocybe pediades    (Fr.:Fr.) Fayod 

common name(s) : Common Fieldcap, Ocher Agrocybe 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Bolbitiaceae  

synonyms: Agrocybe semiorbicularis, Naucoria semiorbicularis, Agrocybe splendida, Agrocybe subpediades, Agrocybe temulenta, Agrocybe arenicola 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Agrocybe arenaria)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Agrocybe pediades
photo gallery of  Agrocybe pediades potential confusions with  Agrocybe pediades toxicity of Agrocybe pediades genus Agrocybe  

The cap is chocolate brown to ochre (dry or old), hemispherical to convex-flattened; its margin is with white veil remnants in young specimens. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is thin, same colour as cap or paler, without ring or with a ring zone.

The flesh is pale brown, unchanging; its taste is mealy, faint or rancid to slightly bitter; the odour is faint, mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale beige to red brownish, adnate, crowded . The spore print is cigar brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in parks, lawns, grassland.

The fruiting period takes place from May to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 0.8 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 1 and 6 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : cap surface sticky when damp, cap not striate, often with white veil remnants at the margin on young specimen; in grassy places

Agrocybe pediades is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Agrocybe pediades in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Agrocybe pediades in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18