Clitocybe phyllophila    (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Frosty Funnel, Leaf-Mold Agaric 

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

synonyms: Clitocybe pithyophila, Clitocybe cerussata, Clitocybe pityophila 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lepista phyllophila)  

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is white on an ochre background, varnished with a frosty topping, convex then funnel-shaped, with a short umbo; its margin is wavy. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, sweet to mealy or rank; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, with pinkish shades, decurrent, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 27 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved and coniferous woods, most of the time with beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 2 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 3 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 12 mm (between 5 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : White cap turning ochre with age, covered with a frosty topping; white mycelium at stem base; white gills turning ochre-pink; in forests

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

page updated on 14/01/18