Clitopilus prunulus

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Clitopilus prunulus

23 October 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

The Miller

Cap

Convex, then flattened or funnel shaped, surface frosted, white, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, white then pink

Stem

Central or eccentric, white

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On soil in woods, usually with deciduous trees

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, longitudinally lined (often quite faint), angular when seen end on (9-12) x (4-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible, but best avoided for fear of confusion with deadly poisonous species

Notes

This species could be confused with several species including Clitocybe dealbata