|Omphalotus illudens (Schw.) A. Ortega & Esteve-Rav.|
The cap is orange-brown. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is orange brown to red brown, without ring. The flesh is white to yellowish, unchanging; its taste is slightly acidic; the odour is strong, unpleasant of rancid oil; its texture is fibrous. The gills are yellow or orange, decurrent, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic, sometimes parasitic. It grows on roots or at the base of deciduous trees. The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : entirely bright orange-yellow; in tufts on wood; decurrent gills, sinuate and off-centre stem; northern species
Omphalotus illudens is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
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