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|Clitocybe clavipes. |
synonyms: Clitocybe à pied en massue, Clubfoot, Keulen-Trichterling
location: North America, Europe
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground
Cap 2-8cm across, flattened convex with a slight umbo at first, later depressed; buff to gray-brown with an olivaceous tint, paling toward the margin; moist, smooth, with matted hairs and scurfy on the disc. Gills deeply decurrent, nearly distant narrow to broad; pale creamy yellow. Stem 30-70 x 5-15mm, stuffed, greatly swollen at the base and tapering upward; whitish to ash; spongy, covered in silky fibers. Flesh thick, spongy then rather brittle when dry; white, but yellowish toward the base. Odor strong, sweet. Taste mild. Spores subglobose to ellipsoid, smooth, nonamyloid, 5-8 x 3-5µ. Deposit white. Habitat singly or in groups on the ground under conifers or sometimes deciduous trees. Common. Found widely distributed Europe and North America. Season July-November .Not edible. Comment If eaten in conjunction with alcohol a headache or transient rash may occur.
Courtasy Roger Phillips Mushrooms
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