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Clitocybe Laccata

Clitocybe laccata

Cap or Pileus - When moist, pale red, buff red, or flesh red; when dry, greyish to pale yellowish brown. Surface covered with tiny tufts of hair. Convex when young, flattened with wavy margin when old; often depressed. 1/2-2 inches broad.

Gills or Lamellae - Broad, distant, unequal. Flesh colour. Slightly decurrent.

Veil and Annulus - None.

Stem or Stipe - Slender, stiff, fibrous, stuffed. or hollow. Colour like cap. Often twisted. 1-3 inches long.

Spores - White, rough, globose.

Flesh - Thin, pale flesh colour, leathery, tasteless.

Time - Spring to autumn.

Habitat - Wood, swamps, or open fields, naked ground, mossy or grassy places.

Var. amethystina has cap darker, gills amethyst, quite decurrent.
Var. pallidifolia, gills paler than laccata.
Var. striatula, plants small, gills showing as lines through the thin cap.