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Clitocybe infundibuliformis

Observed: 12th November 2011 By: thekennelat79
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Clitocybe infundibuliformis

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It help's if you can also take a close up photo of the gills and stem as some of these need close up inspection to be sure.If you have any just add them to the original observation.


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I suggest you add an ID for

I suggest you add an ID for Clitocybe infundibuliformis, ie correct the typo in the current one. If you click "Get Recommended" when you are adding an ID, iSpot will automatically check and if necessary update the names. The advantage of getting the names right is that then iSpot will link your observation to recent similar observations.

As far as the ID is concerned I would agree it certainly COULD be C. infundibuliformis but think C. flaccida, the Tawny Funnel (now renamed Lepista flaccida I believe) is also a possibility. I would agree a generic Clitocybe ID, or C. infundibuliformis with a lower degree of certainty - eg "It might be...".

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Name change

Typo corrected as per suggestion by Matincito

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I've had another look at this

I've had another look at this one. I think it is Lepista flaccida, the Tawny Funnel, because there is no bump at centre of funnel and the stem has a woolly base. Clitocybe infundibuliformis, aka C. gibba, the Common Funnel, often has a bump (papilla) or at least a markedly flat area in the centre of the cap and a smooth stem. See for my recent observation of L. flaccida which was when I investigated how to distinguish these very similar species. There is a discussion on this issue which I found very useful at