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Clitopilus prunulus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Clitopile petite prune, Kajsza lisztgomba, Langue de carpe, Mehlpilz, Meunier, Sweetbread Mushroom, The Miller
Clitopilus prunulus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7502
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Clitopilus prunulus 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7503
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Clitopilus prunulus Mushroom
Ref No: 7504
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Pink
habitat: Grows on the ground

Clitopilus prunulus (Scop. ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Paxillopsis prunulus (Scop. ex Fr.) Lange. The Miller, Clitopile petite prune, Meunier, Langue de carpe, Mehlpilz, Kajsza lisztgomba, Prugnolo, lievetato, fungo del lievito, Grote molenaar, Sweetbread Mushroom. Cap 3–12cm across, convex then irregularly depressed, lobed and wavy, white to pale cream or greyish, textured like kid leather. Stem 15–25 x 4–12mm, often off-centre, concolorous with cap. Flesh white, firm. Taste and smell strongly mealy. Gills decurrent, white then pink. Spore print pink. Spores elliptic and longitudinally ridged, 8–14 x 5–6ì. Habitat in grass in open woodland. Season summer to late autumn. Common. Edible – good, but there is a danger of confusion with poisonous Clitocybes. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Emil Friedauer (United States) - 25 March 2014

These are growing in my front yard where we removed a large tree and now have a bed of about 12" deep of wood chips from the stump grinder.
Clitopilus prunulus
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 24 October 2010

Dolina Zagorskiej Strugi.Rumia-Poland
Clitopilus prunulus
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