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Clitopilus prunulus   (Dread Dough Clitopilus)
North America, Europe
2-3 cm diameter * 2-3 cm tall

A pale gray-white cap and decurrent, pale pink gills, combined with a strong smell of fresh bread dough, distinguish this species.

Cap white or light gray or yellow, convex to funnel-shaped that may have inrolled margin, sticky when moist. Gills decurrent, spaced together rather closely, and whitish, although they often develop a pinkish hue in age. Stem is central or off-center and is similar in color to the cap.

Similar species Species of Clitocybe and Entoloma can look very similar and are poisonous.

Clitopilus prunulus on the First Nature Web site.
Clitopilus prunulus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.


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