|Lyophyllum decastes (Fr.:Fr.) Singer|
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.
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 .
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