Clitocybe houghtonii

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Clitocybe houghtonii

15 November 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding, funnel shaped with age, hygrophanous, whitish to pale pink, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, somewhat distant, white then salmon pink

Stem

Cylindrical, whitish sometimes with a pink tinge

Flesh

Whitish, firm

Smell

Faint, like tomato leaves

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

On small branches and litter in woods, usually with deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

Spore print

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-9) x (4-5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Clamp connections present.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

I am grateful to Andreas Gminder for his help in identifying the specimens shown.

Additional Photographs

Clitocybe houghtonii

Spores in Congo red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 15 November 2015. Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clitocybe houghtonii

Cap hyphae in Congo red showing clamp connections viewed with a x40 objective. 15 November 2015. Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin