|Clitocybe phyllophila (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm.|
The cap is white on an ochre background, varnished with a frosty topping, convex then funnel-shaped, with a short umbo; its margin is wavy. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is same colour as cap, without ring. The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, sweet to mealy or rank; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white, with pinkish shades, decurrent, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 27 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved and coniferous woods, most of the time with beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Distinctive features : White cap turning ochre with age, covered with a frosty topping; white mycelium at stem base; white gills turning ochre-pink; in forests
Clitocybe phyllophila is infrequent and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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