When: 2007-09-07

Collection location: near Montlhéry, France [Click for map]

Who: Richard Daniel (RichardDaniel)

No specimen available

Under oak trees
Phlegmacium type with edged bulb.
Cap ochre with darker fibrils near the edge, dark brown with ammonia. Up to 5cm diameter.
Gills violet, stem violet above. Veil remnants ochraceous in ring and also on edge of bulb.
Taste bitter. Sharp fruity smell on scraping flesh, may be of mirabelle plums.
Gill edges smooth, not denticulate.
Spores measured as 8×4.5µ

I was not sure of the identification, and it has been suggested to me that it is really C. glaucopus, which is probably more plausible.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near Montlhéry, approx. 25km S of Paris, France’ to ‘near Montlhéry, France’


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Recognized by sight: the greenish tinge at the cap margin and the +/- marginated bulb
Based on microscopic features: spores correct for glaucopus but too small for anserinus/amoenolens

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