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Tawny Funnel Cap

Edible Edible
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

A very common mushroom to find in Autumn but the taste lets it down. If anybody can make them taste good, please let us know!

Mushroom Type
Common Names Tawny Funnel Cap
Scientific Name Lepista flaccida
Synonyms Clitocybe flaccida
Season Start Jul
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Tawny-buff-yellow in colour with thin flesh. Funnel shaped with an inrolled margin and quite often low points around the edges.

Gills

Very decurrent and crowded. White-yellow, lighter than the cap.

Stem

Lighter in colour than the cap with a ‘woolly’ base.

Flesh

Thin and pale cream-tan.

Habitat

Most woodland. Can grow individually or in rings.

Possible Confusion

The Common Funnel, Clitocybe gibba which is paler but both are edible.

Spore Print

White-cream. Subglobose. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.

Taste / Smell

Not great, has a bit of a citrus acidic flavour.

Frequency

Common.

COMMENTS

2 comments for Tawny Funnel Cap

  1. Terry Jones says:

    I have several on my lawn which fit this description perfectly except that the top surface of them is blue like mouldy bread , all of them from first appearing. Do you know why that would be ?

    1. Eric Biggane says:

      It could be another fungus growing on them but without seeing them, I couldn’t say.

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