Clitopilus scyphoides

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Clitopilus scyphoides (Fr.) Singer syn. Clitopilus cretatus (Berk. & Broome) Sacc. (illustrated life size) Cap 0.5–2cm across, flat with a depression, becoming irregularly funnel-shaped with a frequently lobed margin; pale pink to cream or buff with pale cinnamon tinges; smooth, silky-floury. Stem almost none to 2cm, lateral or eccentric; similar colour to cap; smooth. Gills adnexed with a decurrent tooth, not crowded, medium; whitish. Spores 6.5–8.5Γ—3.5–5ΒΌ, ellipsoid to spindle-shaped, with 6–8 longitudinal grooves. Spore print pink. Habitat on humus, rotten wood, or dung; autumn. Uncommon. Unknown edibility.

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