Mealy Funnel

Clitocybe vibecina

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Mealy Funnel Clitocybe vibecina (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 1.5–5cm across, flattened-convex, becoming depressed in centre; light grey-brown, margin faintly striate when moist, drying cream. Stem 30–50×3–8mm; paler than cap; covered in fine white down towards the base in young specimens. Flesh whitish to buff; thin; taste and smell of meal. Gills decurrent; pale grey-brown. Spores 5.5–7×3.5–4¼, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woodland and on heaths, often under bracken; autumn. Frequent. Edible but best avoided, due to possible confusion with poisonous species.

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