Clitocybe connata    (Schumach.:Fr.) Gillet 

common name(s) : White Domecap 

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

synonyms: Leucocybe connata, Lyophyllum connatum 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Tricholoma connatum, Clitocybe connatum)  

edibility : poisonous

potential confusions with  Clitocybe connata toxicity of Clitocybe connata genus Clitocybe  

The cap is white. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is whitish, without ring.

The flesh is white, watery, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant, of hazelnuts or corydalis; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are whitish, emarginate to decurrent, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground.

The fruiting period takes place from August to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 1 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 11 mm (between 2 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : flesh and gills becoming purple when in contact with iron sulphate.

Distinctive features : flesh coloured in purple by iron sulphate; in tufts

Clitocybe connata is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18