The Goblet

Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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The Goblet Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis (Bull.) Singer syn. Cantharellula cyathiformis (Bull.) Singer (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–7cm across, funnel-shaped with a strongly inrolled margin; dark grey-brown to umber, drying paler. Stem 40–80×5–10mm, swollen towards the base; paler than the cap, silky, fibrous white covering, base downy. Flesh pallid; thin; taste mild, smell mushroomy. Gills more or less decurrent; pale grey, becoming brownish with age. Spores 8–11×5–6¼, ovoid; amyloid. Spore print white. Habitat amongst leaf litter or grass, or on very rotten logs or other debris in mixed woodland; late autumn to winter. Frequent. Edible.