Clitocybe metachroa

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Clitocybe metachroa

25 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Clitocybe dicolor

Cap

Convex, then depressed, margin lined, greyish to pale brown, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, crowded, whitish to greyish

Stem

Equal, slender, base slightly swollen and woolly, greyish

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, mottled (5-7) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Take care not to confuse with C. vibecina. It is distinguished by a non mealy smell and taste, and larger spores

Additional Photographs

Clitocybe metachroa

25 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Clitocybe metachroa

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin