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Clouded Funnel

clitocybe nebularis (preffered common name: Lepista nebularis )


The cap of the mushroom is 5–25 cm (2–8 in) in diameter, convex with an incurved margin, becoming plane to depressed in shape. Cap colours are generally greyish to light brownish-grey, and often covered in a whitish bloom when young. The surface of the cap is usually dry to moist, and radially fibrillose. The stem is stout, swollen towards the base, becomes hollow with age, and is easily broken. It is usually somewhat lighter than the cap.The flesh is white, and very thick. It has a foul-smelling odour, which has been described as slightly farinaceous to rancid.


appears both in conifer-dominated forests and broad-leaved woodland in Europe and North America. Appearing in Britain from late summer to late autumn


It is widely consumed but is 'generally considered better to be avoided', some people react badly to this species

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AlexKonig 12 years ago

hi EdwardNathanReulbachJr. this white stuff, are the released spores of this mushroom. i have some spottings which have the "Hypomyces chrysospermus" -mold (bolete eater). take a look: ( ) or the best way: go to my spottings and enter "bolete eater", then should appear 4-5 spotting with these particular mold. there are some other mushroom eating molds out there, some are specialized on boleten and other to russulas, and more..

KarenSaxton 12 years ago

according to wiki: The bolete eater belongs to a genus of parasitic ascomycetes, each of which infects differing species of fungi. For example, H. lactifluorum attacks mushrooms of the Russulaceae family, H. copletus and H. transformans infect Suillus species, H. melanocarpus prefers Tylopilus species, while other Hypomyces have a much broader host range.[5]

looks almost like a Russula infected with Hypomyces chrysospermus.

KarenSaxton 12 years ago

whoa... cool

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Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

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