Hygrophorus nemoreus    (Pers.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Oak Woodwax, Wax Cap of the Woods 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Hygrophoraceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales [sub-genus:Neocamarophyllus section:Fulventes ]  

synonyms: Camarophyllus nemoreus 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Hygrophorus pratensis-nemoreus)  

edibility : edible

photo gallery of  Hygrophorus nemoreus
photo gallery of  Hygrophorus nemoreus potential confusions with  Hygrophorus nemoreus toxicity of Hygrophorus nemoreus genus Hygrophorus  

The cap is orange brownish to orange pink, with a central umbo. The cap surface is fibrillose, sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, without ring.

The flesh is white to pale orange, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, of meal (when cut); its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then yellowish, decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, on a rather calcareous soil, with oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 2.5 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 13 mm (between 8 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : non viscid, ochre orange cap, with darker radiating fibrils; non-viscid stem, mealy-grainy at the top; cream to orange-cream gills; mealy odour; with oak or chestnut

Hygrophorus nemoreus is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hygrophorus nemoreus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hygrophorus nemoreus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18