|Clitocybe phaeophthalma (Pers.) Kuyper|
The cap is cream to ochre brown, hygrophanous, convex to depressed, then funnel-shaped; its margin is slightly striate. The cap surface is smooth, slightly greasy, dry, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is whitish to brown, concolorous with cap, without ring. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is unpleasant, slightly bitter; the odour is unpleasant, of hen coop or wet feather; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white to cream, decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, but also with conifers, with beech, oak. The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Distinctive features : grey-brown to cream, hygrophanous, with a slightly striate margin; typical unpleasant odour of hen coop or wet feathers
Clitocybe phaeophthalma is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
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