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Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Clitocybe nebularis
SeasonSeptember - December
Size4 to 25 cm
CapFunnel-Like Hemispherical Pointed Sulcate Umbrella-Like
StemRooted Fibrous Hollow Knobbly
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent Gills Narrow
CapBrown Gray Orange White Yellow
FleshGray White Yellow
GillsGray White Yellow
StemBrown Gray White Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Clitocybe nebularis
|Scientific name||Clitocybe nebularis|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1871|
Description of Clitocybe nebularis
Occurrence and Growth
Clitocybe nebularis (English: Clouded funnel, Clouded agaric, Cloud funnel) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on forest soils. Its main season begins in September and ends in December.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Clitocybe nebularis is poisonous. The mushroom tastes mild. Its smell can be described as flowery and sweet.
Shape and Surface
Clitocybe nebularis commonly measures from 4 to 25 cm. The cap is shaped funnel-like, hemispherical, pointed, sulcate, and umbrella-like. The fruit body is bleaching. The stem is rooted, fibrous, hollow, and knobbly. The stem surface is colubrid-patterned. The spore donor can be described as adnate, decurrent, and gills narrow.
The cap of Clitocybe nebularis is frequently colored brown, gray, orange, white, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often gray, white, and yellow. The gills of Clitocybe nebularis are regularly colored gray, white, and yellow. The stem is often colored brown, gray, white, and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored yellow.
Etymology and Classification
Clitocybe nebularis (Gender: Feminine) was scientifically described by P. Kummer and effectively published in 1871. The name Clitocybe nebularis is of type combination. Clitocybe nebularis has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Clitocybe nebularis is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Tricholomataceae, Clitocybe. For further information, please see P. Kummer (1871, p. 124).
Clitocybe nebularis is also known for its latin synonyms Omphalia nebularis, Lepista robusta, Lepista nebularis var. stenophylla, Lepista nebularis, Gymnopus nebularis, Clitocybe stenophylla, Clitocybe robusta, Clitocybe pileolaris, Clitocybe oreades, Clitocybe nebularis var. nebularis, Clitocybe nebularis var. alba, Clitocybe alba, Agaricus pileolarius, Agaricus pileolaris.
Clouded funnel is also known for its English synonyms Clouded agaric, Cloud funnel.
Kummer, P. 1871. Der Führer in die Pilzkunde. :1-146