|Craterellus cornucopioides (L.:Fr.) Pers.|
The cap is deeply funnel-shaped or horn-shaped, with a thin and wavy margin, black, then grey-brown in dry weather, with a hollow and very short stem.The flesh is greyish to black, thin, elastic; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, pleasant, fruity. The fertile surface is smooth to slightly wrinkled, ash grey. The spore print is white.
It grows on wood or on the ground, in damp deciduous woods, in leaf litter in large troops, also sometimes with conifers, on a rather loamy, calcareous soil, mostly with beech and oaks, also with hazel, chestnut trees, pine, spruce, hornbeam, ash. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : deep grey-black horn-shape; smooth fertile surface
Craterellus cornucopioides is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
page updated on 14/01/18