Observation 129042: Clitocybe phyllophila (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2012-10-20

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

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The true Clitopilus prunulus
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-21 14:24:50 EST (-0500)

I am not familiar with your situation for I have never been to Portugal till now although I know famous Portuguese mycologist Melo. Maybe in the future. But here Clitopilus prunulus is more refined to higher elevations whereas the Clitopilus in lower regions with some shade of grey in the cap is Clitopilus cystidiatus and much more common. However, it has never this spotted appearance like waterdrops.
And usually stipe is much smaller and gills slighty decurrent. Besides it grows with deciduous trees mainly. C. phyllophila can grow on coniferous debris as well as deciduous debris which you can see in the two synonymous names (phyllophila=loving leaves; pithyophila=loving spruce). About C. dealbata, as said before this is a matter of approach. Some say it is a synonym to rivulosa and confined to meadows, some say not, some say there is no such species at all. I am not very lucky with Clitocybe it is one of the most difficult agaric genera ever given the lack of good distinguishing criterions macro- as well as microscopically. You need years to learn the most important.

At first
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-21 13:16:27 EST (-0500)

I thought about Clitopilus prunus because of the rosy gills, after that I read it could be confused with other white and poisonous Clitocybe, and I named it dealbata, I didn’t know that C. dealbata couldn’t grow on woods, well, perhaps other hundreds of Clitocybe are possible. It’s a pitty I hadn’t a spore print. But these mushrooms are quite common under pines, often with that little spots, and with small caps.

I have another obs. with white ones, under mixed wood with pines, many…but those were really white all over.

C. dealbata is a grassland fungus.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-20 09:41:00 EST (-0500)

At least in my species concept, it is close if not synonymous with C. rivulosa.
Your species I think is C. phyllophila.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-20 09:15:58 EST (-0500)

At the edge of a wood path, on grass. Wood mostly of pines. I’m not certain of the smell, perhaps farinaceous. Size: 2.5cm cap diam.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-20 09:03:05 EST (-0500)

Wood or grassland?

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