Entoloma rhodopolium    (Fr.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Wood Pinkgill, Silky-Stem Entoloma 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Entolomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Pluteales/Entolomataceae  

synonyms: Rhodophyllus rhodopolius, Entoloma rhodopolium-rhodopolium 

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Entoloma rhodopolium
photo gallery of  Entoloma rhodopolium potential confusions with  Entoloma rhodopolium toxicity of Entoloma rhodopolium genus Entoloma  

The cap is brown to pale brown, convex to battered then expanded, and sometimes depressed at the centre, sometimes with a broad umbo; its margin is striate or wavy. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is faint; the odour is not distinctive and not mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then pink, adnate to emarginate, crowded . The spore print is pink. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (rarely coniferous) woods, most of the time with beech, also with pine.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 4 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 9 mm (between 3 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : grey-brown to yellow-brown cap, with a striate margin; no odour of chlorine or bleach; mostly with beach

Entoloma rhodopolium is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Entoloma rhodopolium in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Entoloma rhodopolium in the forest of Rambouillet

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