Alnicola escharioides    (Fr.:Fr.) Romagn. 

common name(s) : Ochre Aldercap 

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

synonyms: Alnicola melinoides, Naucoria escharoides, Alnicola escharoides 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Naucoria escharioides, Agaricus escharioides)  

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Alnicola escharioides
photo gallery of  Alnicola escharioides potential confusions with  Alnicola escharioides toxicity of Alnicola escharioides genus Alnicola  

The cap is pale yellowish buff. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is yellowish brown, without ring.

The flesh is brown to buff, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is of radish or soil or sweet; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are ochraceous to brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, on a rather damp soil, with alder.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 0.5 and 4 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 1 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 1 and 5 mm)

Distinctive features : felty-downy cap; bitter taste

Alnicola escharioides is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Alnicola escharioides in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Alnicola escharioides in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18