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Clouded Agaric (Clitocybe nebularis)

Observed: 28th November 2009 By: Blewit Boy
Cardiff Naturalists' Society
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Description:

I think this is Clouded Agaric although the stem seems pretty swollen.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Anna's picture

They don't look like clouded

They don't look like clouded agaric to me. Going by the colour, they could be aniseed funnel (Clitocybe odora), but the stems look a bit too bulbous.

Blewit Boy's picture

I thought..........

I thought they might be aniseed funnels (Clitocybe odora) but they didn't smell at all of aniseed. They were quite young specimens. I wonder if there is a lot of variability with this species?

chris

miked's picture

I would be tempted to go with

I would be tempted to go with the Clitocybe nebularis but I'm not very sure. Don't supposed you noticed if there were any of other stages there as its often good to get old and young ones in the picture to see how they develop.

Blewit Boy's picture

Unfortunately....................

Unfortunately it was getting dark at this point - so I didn't notice any other specimens around. But it has the decurrent gills, cap colour and inrolled margin of C.nebularis, it's just the swollen stems that look slightly strange. Fungi are annoying when they don't conform to book illustrations!

chris

Anna's picture

They are, aren't they?!

They are, aren't they?! Awkward little devils! I can recognise clouded agaric at forty paces in real life, when they are open, but it's hard to tell from photos of young ones!