Frosty Funnel

Clitocybe phyllophila

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Frosty Funnel Clitocybe phyllophila (Pers.) P. Kumm (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–10cm across, convex at first, later irregularly funnel-shaped with a wavy margin; covered in a dull white bloom first, later flushed pale ochraceous or flesh-colour. Stem 40–65×8–15mm, swollen at the base; concolorous with cap or light tan; base covered in white down. Flesh whitish to tan; smell sweetish. Gills decurrent, crowded; whitish to flesh-coloured. Spores 4–4.5×3–3.5¼, broadly ovate. Spore print pale ochraceous-clay. Habitat amongst leaf litter in deciduous and coniferous woods; autumn. Common. Unknown edibility.