Clitocybe ericetorum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Clitocybe ericetorum (Bull.) Quél. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, flattened convex with a central depression, becoming widely funnel-shaped; white then yellow-cream. Stem 30–40×3–5mm; concolorous with cap; downy. Flesh white; taste mild to slightly bitter, smell none. Gills decurrent, widely spaced; white then yellow-cream. Spores 4–5×2–3¼, subglobose to ovate. Spore print white. Habitat on heathland, often amongst heather; summer. Very rare. Unknown edibility.

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