Laccaria affinis    (Singer) Bon 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Hydnangiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Laccariae  

synonyms: Laccaria laccata-pallidifolia 

edibility : unknown edibility

photo gallery of  Laccaria affinis
photo gallery of  Laccaria affinis potential confusions with  Laccaria affinis toxicity of Laccaria affinis genus Laccaria  

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.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 1 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 5 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 5 mm (between 3 and 8 mm)

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 .
here should be the distribution map of Laccaria affinis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Laccaria affinis in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18