Clitopilus prunulus


Common Names: Sweetbread mushroom, the miller
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Clitopilus


The cap is initially convex when young, but in maturity flattens out, usually with a shallow central depression. It is white or light gray or yellow, sticky when moist, and 1.2 to 3.9 inches in diameter with a characteristic feel to the touch of chamois skin. The gills are decurrent in attachment to the stipe, spaced together rather closely, and whitish, although they often develop a pinkish hue in age. The stipe is 1.2 to 3.1 inches long by 4 to 15 mm thick, and white. This mushroom has a mealy odor, somewhat like cucumber. The spore print is pink.

May be found growing on the ground in hardwood and coniferous woods in the summer and fall.

Edible Notes: Reported to be edible however there is a great enough risk that it could be misidentified since it looks somewhat similar to deadly Amanitas when young. Should be avoided.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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