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

common name(s) : Fool's Funnel, Ivory Funnel, Sweating Mushroom 

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

synonyms: Clitocybe dealbata, Clitocybe rivulosa-dealbata 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Clitocybe ruderalis)  

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is whitish to flesh pink, covered with a frosty topping, convex then flattened and depressed, sometimes umbonate; its margin is smooth, inrolled for a long time and still partly inrolled. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is cylindrical, same colour as cap, slightly pruinose at the top, without ring.

The flesh is whitish to ochre-grey, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, sweet, sometimes a bit mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to buff, adnate to slightly decurrent, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 26 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground (on grass debris), in meadows, parks, lawns, roadsides or along paths.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 1.5 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3 cm (between 2 and 6 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 4 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : pruinose or white frost on cap, which is itself buff-cream to pinkish; inrolled margin; crowded gills; slightly mealy odour; in grassy areas: roadsides, paths, parks, gardens

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

page updated on 14/01/18