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Observation 102276: Clitocybe tarda Peck

Notes:
Collected in a pot of flowers, in front of a neighbor’s apartment. She noticed these growing and asked to have me remove them. With miniature rose, snapdragon, Lobelia.

STIPE: central, 2-8cm long; circular to rectangular in cross-section; swollen base with hollow chamber near base, possibly hollow thru 2/3rd of stipe (I pinched the stipe to cut it); some brownish fibrils or hairs; with white mycelial strands still attached to potting soil that contains much mulch and probably manure. CAP: convex, umbonate to slightly uplifted or depressed on the edge in age; gray-brown, buff, whitish-gray or whitish-brown; 1-7cm wide, white to slightly buff flesh, odor of mushrooms, pleasant. GILLS: slightly decurrent to adnate, white or slightly pinkish, close but not crowded. SPORE PRINT: available on some caps: whitish but with slight pink cast.

Images

Flower pot collection. Knife with blade measure 5.75 inches long (14.6cm).
Slightly decurrent gills on many younger specimens. Gills close but not crowded.
Spore print on cap is whitish with pink cast.

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.

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