Mealy Frosted Funnel

Clitocybe ditopa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Mealy Frosted Funnel Clitocybe ditopa (Fr.) Gillet (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–4cm across, flattened-convex with depressed centre, soon becoming funnel-shaped; dark grey-brown, drying paler, with a pale, almost white margin. Stem 25–40Γ—4–8mm; grey-brown; becoming hollow, covered in long, white, cottony fibres towards the base. Flesh brown; thin; smell mealy. Gills adnate to slightly decurrent, rather crowded; dark grey. Spores subglobose, 3–3.5Γ—2.5–3ΒΌ. Spore print white. Habitat in conifer woods; autumn. Occasional. Toxicity unknown.

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