This tasty, common, Autumn mushroom can cause alarming gastric upsets in a number of people so we have placed it in the poisonous section.
|Common Names||Clouded Funnel (EN), Clouded Agaric, Twmffat / Twndish Niwl (CY), Lejkówka Szarawa (PL), Szürke Tölcsérgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Clitocybe nebularis|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||12|
|Average Cap width (CM)||20|
Starting convex the cap flattens and eventually forms a shallow funnel, it has inrolled edges at all stages. The colour is described as cloudy grey but is often more tan.
In rings often under coniferous trees but can also be found in deciduous woodland, grassland and hedgerows.
Can look superficially like a Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda) but does not have any of the purple or lilac colouring to the gills.
Taste / Smell
This mushroom can make about 1 in 5 people quite ill but is a good edible if you are one of the lucky ones. The only way to find out is to try a small amount of mushroom and wait 24 hours to see if you have an adverse reaction.
Must be cooked before consumption.
Really enjoying the abundance of cloudy agaric. Fortunately we are the lucky ones.
Já comi no ano passado e este ano também, nunca tive nenhum problema
Oi Hugo, eu posso comer esses cogumelos saborosos. Nós somos os sortudos.
We found lots of them today, will try and wait till tomorrow to see how lucky we are
Hi, what kind of reaction are we talking?! I have loads in my local woods but if I have to spend a couple of days running to the toilet to find out if I can eat them then I might leave them be!
The reaction is being stuck on the toilet for two days if a meals worth of mushrooms are eaten.
Whenever trying any new edible foraged mushroom, a small amount should be eaten the first time, if there is any bad reaction (gi upset) the reaction will be more mild than if you fill your meal with them. If there is no reaction for the next 24 hours then you will be good to eat a meal full.
I have just found them ? growing on an old stump of a weeping willow, it has spread to other areas.
I will try some and let you know the réactions if any.
Are you sure you haven’t found oysters??
Can we grow that mushroom in box ? Please somebody help me
My family and friends have eaten these mushrooms for years with no adverse effects. They are a particular favourite, particularly as they are so easy to find,and one we look forward to in late Autumn after others have finished.
They are a tasty mushroom but about 1 in 5 people have an adverse reaction to them meaning at least two days out of action stuck on the toilet.
Elsewhere I see this referred to as clouded funnel. Delicious, so I’m a lucky one.