Clouded Agaric

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Winter Winter

This tasty, common, Autumn mushroom can cause alarming gastric upsets in a number of people so we have placed it in the poisonous section.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Clouded Agaric, Clouded Funnel
Scientific Name Clitocybe nebularis
Season Start Sep
Season End Dec
Average Mushroom height (CM) 12
Average Cap width (CM) 20
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

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.

Gills

Decurrent (running down the stem), starting white but yellowing with age. Crowded.

Stem

Slightly bulbous at the base, off white and fibrous.

Flesh

Thick, white and quite firm.

Habitat

In rings often under coniferous trees but can also be found in deciduous woodland, grassland and hedgerows.

Possible Confusion

Can look superficially like a Wood Blewit but does not have any of the purple or lilac colouring to the gills.

Spore Print

Cream. Ovoid, ellipsoid.

Taste / Smell

Mushroomy.

Frequency

Common.

Other Facts

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.

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