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.