Clitocybe sinopica

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Clitocybe sinopica

26 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, soon depressed to funnel shaped, smooth, tan, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, whitish to pale tan

Stem

+/- equal, fibrous, concolorous with the cap, sometimes with thick underground root like rhizomes growing from the base

Flesh

Thin, pale

Smell

Strong, mealy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On acid soil and on fire sites

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (8-9) x (4-6) µm2. Basidia slender, club shaped, 4 spored. Gill cystidia not present.

Edibility

Unknown toxicity

Additional Photographs

Clitocybe sinopica

26 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin