Fragrant Funnel

Clitocybe fragrans

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Fragrant Funnel Clitocybe fragrans (With.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 1.5–4cm across, flattened-convex, sometimes slightly depressed; hygrophanous, pale yellowish-brown when wet, whitish-cream when drywith darker centre, margin finely striate. Stem 30–60×3–6mm; concolorous with cap. Flesh whitish to buff; thin; smell of aniseed. Gills adnate to slightly decurrent; whitish-buff. Spores 7–8×3.5–4¼, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Habitat amongst leaf litter, moss, or grass, beneath deciduous trees; late summer to early winter. Common. Edible but best avoided, due to possible confusion with poisonous species.