|Craterellus cinereus (Pers.:Fr.) Quél.|
The cap is grey-brown to black, drying paler, funnel shaped in its early stages, with a hole at its centre communicating with the stem; its margin is irregular, inrolled then wavy, lobed and cracked. The cap surface is silky, dry.The stem is beige brown to black, cylindrical and short, hollow, without ring. The flesh is black, thin, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is of Mirabelle plums, becoming stronger with age; its texture is fibrous. The gills are blue-grey to greyish, paler than cap, but these are not gills, but well formed folds or ridges looking like gills, interveined, decurrent . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, sometimes in small tufts of a few samples, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather rich, calcareous soil, mostly with beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet
Craterellus cinereus is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
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