|Tricholoma terreum (Schaeff.:Fr.) P. Kumm.|
The cap is pale grey to dark grey brown, conical then convex and eventually flattened, with a broad umbo; its margin is thin and always slightly incurved, split, eventually upturned. The cap surface is finely scaly to fibrillose, downy-felty, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white, smooth, without scales, without ring. The flesh is white, firm, unchanging; its taste is faint, pleasant; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white to grey, emarginate, with a toothed edge, distant (nb of gills per 90° ~ 17 ). The spore print is white. This species is mycorrhizal (or saprophytic of broad-leaved trees). It grows on the ground, in coniferous forests or mixed pine woods, on a rather calcareous soil, with pine, spruce. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : grey cap, downy to finely scaly, with rather distant pale grey gills; flesh odourless and with faint pleasant taste; mostly with pines on a rather calcareous soil
Tricholoma terreum is quite rare and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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