Observation 26889: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2009-10-11

Collection location: Thoiry, France [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under spruce and fir

Any guess out there? White spored, found in the ground, and no clear odor noticed…

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By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-10-20 14:05:12 PDT (-0700)

also Lepista often has a distinct smell……

So there’s no
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-20 13:52:14 PDT (-0700)

easy way based on field characters alone? Though there are some rules of thumb. Decurrent gills/funnel-like shape/debris stuck in stipe base points to Clitocybe; a certain gestalt with fibers in the cap points to Tricholoma; Lepista usually seems to mean blewits, which are recognized by their color (and are more at risk of confusion with Cortinarius than with Clitocybe or Tricholoma).

The eternal question
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-20 13:45:02 PDT (-0700)

is how to delimit Lepista, Tricholoma and Clitocybe..
Tricholoma is strictly mycorrhizal, the others are saprobes, the latter often recognized by the aggregating of litter at/in the stem base. Lepista species have more or less verrucose, cyanophilic spores (accumulates cotton blue, but without iodine reactions), spore deposit can be white, cream or pinkish. Clitocybe spores are smooth but with variable colours too (white, cream or pale pinkish).

could be
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-10-20 13:18:15 PDT (-0700)

Lepista i thought of that one too…..how could you tell for sure if it is Lepista or Tricholoma?

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