|Clitocybe rivulosa (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm.|
The cap is whitish to flesh pink, covered with a frosty topping, convex then flattened and depressed, sometimes umbonate; its margin is smooth, inrolled for a long time and still partly inrolled. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is cylindrical, same colour as cap, slightly pruinose at the top, without ring. The flesh is whitish to ochre-grey, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, sweet, sometimes a bit mealy; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white to buff, adnate to slightly decurrent, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 26 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground (on grass debris), in meadows, parks, lawns, roadsides or along paths. The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : pruinose or white frost on cap, which is itself buff-cream to pinkish; inrolled margin; crowded gills; slightly mealy odour; in grassy areas: roadsides, paths, parks, gardens
Clitocybe rivulosa is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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