|Tricholoma album (Schaeff.:Fr.) P. Kumm.|
The cap is pure white then ochraceous, convex then expanded, irregular, sometimes slightly umbonate; its margin is smooth and not furrowed, thin. The cap surface is smooth, not- or slightly silky, dry, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white, slender, smooth, staining ochraceous, without ring nor ring zone. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is unpleasant, bitter then acrid; the odour is strong (up to unpleasant) in old specimens : strong, of hyacinth or iris, mouldy, mealy at the stem base; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white to cream, emarginate, not very crowded and irregular, of variable height (nb of gills per 90° ~ 36 ). The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in deciduous woods, and sometimes with conifers, on a rather acid soil, with oak, beech, birch. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : entirely white mushroom; white then ochraceous cap, with a non furrowed margin; white gills, irregular in height; very strong odour of iris or rancid flour; very bitter then acrid taste
Tricholoma album is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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