|Laccaria affinis (Singer) Bon|
The cap is copper-brown to pink brown, drying to buff, convex then flattened to depressed, sometimes slightly umbonate; its margin is striate, often wavy in the old age. The cap surface is smooth to slightly flaky in the centre, not viscid nor sticky, but hygrophanous.The stem is red-brown, same colour as cap, full then hollow, tough, without ring. The flesh is whitish to pale pink, thin, unchanging; its taste is mild, slightly acidic; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous. The gills are flesh pink, adnate to slightly decurrent or adnate-emarginate, distant, thick . The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal or saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in peatlands, coniferous or deciduous forests, open lands, gardens, on a rather poor soil. The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Distinctive features : copper brown cap with distinctively striate margin; white down at stem base; flesh pink gills; in peatlands, gardens, forests or forest edges
Laccaria affinis is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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