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Clitocybe clavipes   (Club-footed Clitocybe)
North America, Europe
Cap 4-8 cm diameter, stem 3-7 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm thick

Clitocybe clavipes, commonly known as the club-foot or club-footed clitocybe is identified by it's club-shaped stem, which is swollen at the base and tapering toward the top and funnel-shaped cap with white girls that extend downward. It grows solitary or in small troops on soil in broad-leaf woods, favorfavoring beech.

Cap convex with a small boss, becoming plane to depressed in shape. It has a smooth surface. Cap colours are generally grey-brown, sometimes tinged olive, with a pale margin. Gills are strongly decurrent and cream-yellow in colour, contrasting with the rest of the mushroom. There are some smaller gills in between the regular gills, and the gills are occasionally forked near the stem. The gill edges are straight in younger mushrooms and sometimes wavy (undulate) in older ones. Flesh white, but slightly yellow at the base. Stem bulbous base, its surface is covered in silky fibres, and it is the same colour as the cap.

Synonyms the newer name for Clitocybe clavipes is Ampulloclitocybe clavipes.

Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Clitocybe clavipes) on the web site.
Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Clitocybe clavipes) on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.


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