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Step into the fascinating world of mushrooms with Mushroom World - your go-to resource for fungi information. Our site is a comprehensive resource offering information and stunning images of mushrooms mainly found in Europe and North America.
Since there are thousands of known species of mushrooms, we have tried to limit those we list to the most common ones. New species are also continuously added to the site.
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Today's mushroom is Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Club Foot). It grows in North America, Europe.
Dimensions: Cap 4-8 cm diameter, stem 3-7 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm thick
Description: Ampulloclitocybe clavipes, commonly known as Club Foot is best identified by its club-shaped stem, which is swollen at the base and tapering toward the top and funnel-shaped cap with white girls that extend downward. It grows solitary or in small troops on soil in broad-leaf woods, favouring beech.
Cap convex with a small boss, becoming plane to depressed in shape. It has a smooth surface. Cap colours are generally grey-brown, sometimes tinged olive, with a pale margin. Gills are strongly decurrent and cream-yellow in colour, contrasting with the rest of the mushroom. There are some smaller gills in between the regular gills, and the gills are occasionally forked near the stem. The gill edges are straight in younger mushrooms and sometimes wavy (undulate) in older ones. Flesh white, but slightly yellow at the base. Stem bulbous base, its surface is covered in silky fibres, and it is the same colour as the cap. Spore print white.
Microscopic Details: Spores are smooth, elliptical or ovoid, measuring 6-9 x 4-5µm. They are hyaline and inamyloid (not staining with iodine).
Synonyms the older name for Ampulloclitocybe clavipes is Clitocybe clavipes.
Ampulloclitocybe clavipes on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Ampulloclitocybe clavipes on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
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