The Miller

Clitopilus prunulus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

The Miller Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–10cm across, convex then irregularly depressed, lobed and wavy; white to pale cream or greyish; textured like kid leather. Stem 15–25Γ—4–12mm, often off-centre; concolorous with cap. Flesh white, firm; taste and smell strongly mealy. Gills decurrent; white then pink. Spores 8–14Γ—5–6ΒΌ, ellipsoid, longitudinally ridged. Spore print pink. Habitat in grass in open woodland; summer to late autumn. Common. Edible good.

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