Infundibulicybe gibba    (Pers.:Fr.) Harmaja 

common name(s) : Common Funnel, Funnel Cap 

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

synonyms: Clitocybe infundibuliformis, Clitocybe gibba 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Omphalia infundibuliformis)  

edibility : edible

photo gallery of  Infundibulicybe gibba
photo gallery of  Infundibulicybe gibba potential confusions with  Infundibulicybe gibba toxicity of Infundibulicybe gibba genus Infundibulicybe  

The cap is orange-red, pale buff to pink, convex then depressed, funnel-shaped, with a central umbo; its margin is typically with a wavy margin. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white to red, pall buff to pink, swollen towards base, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant, of aniseed or bitter almonds; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white, decurrent, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in well-lit clearings and grasslands of deciduous or coniferous woods, on a rather acid, but also calcareous soil.

The fruiting period takes place from June to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 3 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none (negative reaction to potash).

Distinctive features : funnel-shaped pale-buff cap, often with umbo, with inrolled margin; white decurrent gills; odour of bitter almonds

Infundibulicybe gibba is very frequent and present everywhere in the forest of Rambouillet, and is very frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Infundibulicybe gibba in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Infundibulicybe gibba in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18