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Clitocybe subditopoda

Distribution: Common in Pacific Coast conifer forests

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Clitocybe subditopoda is a small to medium-sized species that is relatively widespread in North America and most common in Pacific Coast conifer forests. It can be abundant locally and can occur late into the fall. The extremely hygrophanous caps are rich watery gray-brown with a vinaceous tint when fresh, but fade to pale gray as they dry. Fresh caps are finely striate on the margin, but this feature is lost in age. The gills are grayish to slightly vinaceous buff, adnate to moderately decurrent, close, and may form a slight collar at the stipe apex. The stipe typically is equal or somewhat enlarged below, colored like the cap, often thinly coated with silvery fibrils, and the base has a watery gray tomentum. The odor is persistently farinaceous.

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

Accepted Name:
Clitocybe subditopoda Peck

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

CalPhotos: Clitocybe subditopoda photos

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