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Clitocybe Sp.?

Observed: 19th April 2012 By: philjunebridephiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensphiljunebride’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Large, lone, mushroom. Growing on grass, near a fire, below coniferous tree. Approx. 9cm across, and 9cm high.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Clitoocybe

These are the Funnels, previously known as Funnel Caps. The caps are often funnel-shaped with an umbo, and the gills are decurrent, often deeply so. Many have strong distinctive smells of meal or aniseed. Possibly C. sinopica because of spring season; more likely if habitat is coniferous wood and has strong mealy smell. Regards

Hugh