Clitocybe geotropa

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Clitocybe geotropa

19 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Initially convex, soon becoming funnel shaped, smooth, buff to pale pink, to about 20 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, crowded, pale pink

Stem

Equal, base swollen and woolly, buff to pale pink

Flesh

White, firm

Smell

Faint, pleasant

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous and mixed woods, especially with oak and beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (6.5-7) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with other large pale coloured fungi such as C. nebularis, Lactarius vellereus and Leucopaxillus giganteus

Additional Photographs

Clitocybe geotropa

16 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clitocybe geotropa

16 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clitocybe geotropa

16 October 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clitocybe geotropa

October 2004 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin