Lyophyllum decastes    (Fr.:Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Clustered Domecap, Chicken Mushroom, Grey-Cap Lyophyllum 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Lyophyllaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Lyophylloideae/Lyophylleae  

synonyms: Clitocybe decastes, Tricholoma aggregatum, Lyophyllum aggregatum 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Clitocybe aggregata)  

edibility : edible, good

photo gallery of  Lyophyllum decastes
photo gallery of  Lyophyllum decastes potential confusions with  Lyophyllum decastes toxicity of Lyophyllum decastes genus Lyophyllum  

The cap is brown to greyish-brown, with a central umbo. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is whitish, without ring.

The flesh is whitish, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are whitish, emarginate to decurrent, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on stumps or buried wood of broad-leaved trees, in open woods, forest edges, parks, lawns.

The fruiting period takes place from March to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 18 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 14 mm (between 5 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : rubbery grey-brown cap, with silky radiating streaks, in contrast with white stem and gills; gills with colour unchanging when bruised; in tufts on rich soil

Lyophyllum decastes is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lyophyllum decastes in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lyophyllum decastes in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18