Clitocybe nebularis    (Batsch:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Clouded Funnel, Clouded Agaric 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Clitocybeae  

synonyms: Lepista nebularis 

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Clitocybe nebularis
photo gallery of  Clitocybe nebularis potential confusions with  Clitocybe nebularis toxicity of Clitocybe nebularis genus Clitocybe  

The cap is dark grey brown to pale ash grey, convex then flattened to slightly depressed, sometimes with a broad umbo; its margin is smooth, inrolled a long time, sometimes wavy. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is paler than the cap, white to greyish, club-shaped then more cylindrical, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild or mealy; the odour is strong, unpleasant and complex: rancid meal, aniseed, washing powder; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, decurrent to adnate, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 60 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved or mixed woods, often in fairy rings, on a rather variable soil.

The fruiting period takes place from August to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 13 cm (between 4 and 26 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 18 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 25 mm (between 10 and 50 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : strong and complex smell; slightly depressed cloudy grey cap; only slightly decurrent gills; often in fairy rings

Clitocybe nebularis is frequent and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Clitocybe nebularis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Clitocybe nebularis in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18