There is now some controversy as to whether the Clitocybe Dealbata and the Clitocybe rivulosa are close variants of the same species or separate species, with the Dealbata growing inland and the rivulosa growing nearer the coast.
|Common Names||The Ivory Funnel|
|Scientific Name||Clitocybe dealbata|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||7|
|Average Cap width (CM)||4|
Convex to flattening becoming depressed in the middle with a slightly inrolled edge. White and slightly dusty when young, very pale grey/brown on aging.
Gills white/cream, decurrent (running down the stem), fairly broad, becoming pinkish buff. Crowded.
The Clitocybe rivulosa which might be the same species and is therefore deadly poisonous.
The Fairy Ring Champion, Marasmius oreades. The gills are important for separating these two mushrooms, the Fairy Ring Champignon gills are free of the stem, the dealbata gills are decurrent, they run down the stem.
Taste / Smell
No part of this mushroom should be tasted.
This mushroom is DEADLY POISONOUS and contains the same toxins as the Death Cap.