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Clitocybe sinopica
brick-red clitocybe

Distribution: Any time of year, often on bare soil

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

This rather small mushroom can be found at almost any time of year, often on bare soil. It has a shallow depressed orange-brown to brown cap that becomes finely scaly with age, close whitish, short-decurrent gills that are somewhat fragile, and an equal to tapered stipe that is colored like the cap and has white tomentum and mycelial strands at the base. The odor is farinaceous. C. sinopica is similar to C. squamulosa and C. mitis H. E. Bigelow, however, the latter has a mild odor.

Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009.

Accepted Name:
Clitocybe sinopica (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Clitocybe sinopica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Clitocybe sinopica photos

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