Clitocybe sinopica

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Clitocybe sinopica (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, soon funnel-shaped and irregularly wavy towards the margin; tan to light chestnut; more or less downy. Stem 20–35×3–12mm; concolorous with the cap; base covered in fine, white down. Flesh whitish to tan; thin; smell strong, mealy. Gills decurrent; white, becoming tinged flesh-colour. Spores 6–8×3–4¼, broadly elliptical. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woods, especially in burnt areas; spring. Uncommon. Unknown edibility. Note in my first book I named this mushroom C. sinopicoides.