Chicken Run Funnel

Clitocybe phaeophthalma


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Chicken Run Funnel Clitocybe phaeophthalma (Pers.) Kuyper syn. C. hydrogramma sensu auct. mult. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, convex to depressed at first, becoming funnel-shaped; hygrophanous, drying almost white. Stem 50–80Γ—3–6mm; concolorous with cap or paler; cartilaginous, hollow, base downy. Flesh whitish; smell strong, unpleasant. Gills deeply decurrent, rather widely spaced; pallid. Spores 5–6.5Γ—3–3.5ΒΌ, elliptical. Spore print white. Surface of cap showing conspicuous, inflated hyphal segments up to 20ΒΌ wide, varying in shape from globose to fusoid. Habitat deciduous woods; autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility, best avoided.

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