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Lepista nebularis   (Clouded Funnel Cap)
Family
Thricholomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 5-20 cm diameter, stem 5-10 cm tall * 1.5-2.5 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This is a medium or large agaric; with a cloud-grey, and a white funnel-shaped cap with decurrent gills. It grows typically, in troops or rings on soil, in broad-leaf or coniferous woods.

Cap soft cloud-grey, darker at the middle, sometimes with brownish ting. It is convex with an incurved margin, becoming plane to depressed in shape. The surface is usually dry to moist, and radially fibrillose. Gills crowded, pale cream and slightly decurrent. Stem colored as cap, fibrillose, stout, tapering upwards. The mushroom has no ring. Flesh thick and white.

Synonyms Clitocybe nebularis.

Similar species The poisonous Entoloma sinuatum which has pink sinuate gills.

Clitocybe nebularis on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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