Common Funnel - Clitocybe gibba


    Initially convex with an umbo but with maturity becomes more and more funnel-shaped and there is always an umbo present in the centre of the cap. The surface is silky or felt-like and is pale-pinkish buff or pale ochre. The cap flesh becomes thinner towards the margin, which is initially slightly inrolled. Gills are closely crowded, very decurrent and white.

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    Identification difficulty

    In coniferous and deciduous woodland, often along grassy glades.

    When to see it

    Early summer until late autumn

    Life History

    Often grows in groups.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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