Clitocybe trullaeformis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Clitocybe trullaeformis (Fr.) Karst. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 1–5cm across, very broadly convex, quickly becoming flatter and then broadly funnel-shaped, sometimes with a slightly wavy margin; grey to pale grey with a dark grey, sometimes almost blackish disc and a pale margin, sometimes becoming striate in age; dry, velvety, or with minute, felty scales on the disc. Stem 10–45×1–5mm, tapering slightly towards the base, which has some rhizoids and white mycelium; pale, dirty fawn or pale greenish-buff; solid, smooth or with minute, hairy furrows. Flesh thin; whitish; taste and smell mealy. Gills adnate to decurrent, close, narrow; whitish to creamy yellow. Spores 5–6.5×3–4¼, ellipsoid, smooth; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Habitat scattered or in groups on leaf litter or debris under coniferous or deciduous trees; summer to autumn. Rare. Unknown edibility. Note Moser and Bon use the spelling as above, while on the BMS Checklist the spelling is C. trulliformis (Fr.) Quél.