Clitocybe phaeophthalma    (Pers.) Kuyper 

common name(s) : Chicken Run Funnel 

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

synonyms: Singerocybe phaeophthalma, Clitocybe hydrogramma, Clitocybe fritilliformis, Omphalia hydrogramma, Singerella hydrogramma, Clitocybe phaeophtalma 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Clitocybe phaeophthalma)  

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is cream to ochre brown, hygrophanous, convex to depressed, then funnel-shaped; its margin is slightly striate. The cap surface is smooth, slightly greasy, dry, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is whitish to brown, concolorous with cap, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is unpleasant, slightly bitter; the odour is unpleasant, of hen coop or wet feather; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to cream, decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, but also with conifers, with beech, oak.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 2.8 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 5 mm (between 2 and 8 mm)

Distinctive features : grey-brown to cream, hygrophanous, with a slightly striate margin; typical unpleasant odour of hen coop or wet feathers

Clitocybe phaeophthalma is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Clitocybe phaeophthalma in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Clitocybe phaeophthalma in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18