|Hemipholiota populnea (Pers.:Fr.) Bon|
The cap is pale grey to brownish yellow, with a central umbo; its margin is inrolled, with white veil remnants. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is tough, thick, rooting, bulbous, with a ring. The flesh is whitish, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is unpleasant; its texture is fibrous. The gills are pale then red brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is saprophytic, sometimes parasitic. It grows on wood, sometimes still alive, in tufts, in broad-leaved woods, with poplar, willow, birch. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Distinctive features : on stumps or dead wood of poplars or willows; very bitter taste
Hemipholiota populnea is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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