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Clitocybe geotropa.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Infundibulicybe geotropa, Mönchskopf, Óriás tölcsérgomba, Trooping Funnel
Clitocybe geotropa Mushroom
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground

Clitocybe geotropa (Bull. ex St. Amans.) Quél. syn. Clitocybe maxima ([Fl. Wett.] Fr.) Kummer New syn. Infundibulicybe geotropa. Mönchskopf, Óriás tölcsérgomba, Agarico geotropo, Grote trechterzwam, Trooping Funnel. Cap 4–20cm across, convex at first with a prominent broad umbo, becoming depressed, the margin remaining strongly incurved, pale yellowish buff when young later more flesh-coloured. Stem 50–150 x 20–30mm, swollen and slightly downy at the base, concolorous with the cap or paler. Flesh white. Smell faint and sweet. Gills decurrent, concolorous with cap. Spore print white. Spores subglobose, 6.5–7 x 5–6μ. Habitat in open deciduous or mixed woodland or grassy clearings, often in rings or troops. Season autumn. Occasional. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.

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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 06 November 2013

Woodhouse Eaves, Leicester, UK, Nov 2013
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karim al-nashee (United Kingdom) - 01 December 2011

can any one help,i found these today late afternoon in Hereford, i am a complete beginner when it comes to mushrooms but i think they are edible ?
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 08 October 2010

Hungarian name, oriás tölcsérgomba
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deborah barnett (United Kingdom) - 26 November 2009

24th November 2009
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deborah barnett (United Kingdom) - 26 November 2009

19 of these were next to road in New Forest. diameter of largest around 20cm, stem 15cm long 3cm wide. delicious fried in butter
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 23 November 2009

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