|Inocybe geophylla (Sow.:Fr.) P. Kumm|
The cap is white, conical then expanded, with a central umbo; its margin is barely cracked. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white, without ring. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild to acrid; the odour is unpleasant, rank or faint of meal or soil; its texture is fibrous. The gills are cream then clay brown, adnate to emarginate, not very crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 15 ). The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods (more frequently), also with conifers and in parks, on a rather clayey-calcareous soil. The fruiting period takes place from May to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : Silky white cap, with sharp white to ochre umbo; grey to pale ochre gills; earthy or mealy odour; clear cortina on very young specimens
Inocybe geophylla is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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