Clitocybe truncicola

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Clitocybe truncicola (Peck) Sacc. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–5cm across, broadly convex with an inrolled margin, becoming flat and then depressed with age; whitish, becoming buff; thickly coated with dense, white, downy hairs. Stem 10–40Γ—2–10mm, base sometimes enlarged and curved; white to pale cream or pale pinky-buff; stuffed; slight bloom at the top, fine, dense hairs below. Flesh white; thin, firm; smell not distinctive. Gills adnate to shortly decurrent, close to crowded, narrow; whitish to creamy buff. Spores 3.5–4.5Γ—2.5–3.5ΒΌ, subglobose to broadly elliptical, smooth; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Habitat on hardwood stumps and fallen branches; autumn. Very rare. Not edible.

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