Clitocybe metachroa    (Fr.:Fr.) Kumm. 

common name(s) : Twotone Funnel 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Tricholomataceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae/Clitocybeae  

synonyms: Clitocybe metachroides 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Lepista metachroa)  

edibility : discard

potential confusions with  Clitocybe metachroa toxicity of Clitocybe metachroa genus Clitocybe  

The cap is grey white to pink brown, buff tawny-brown, paler when drying, with a darker centre when damp;, flat-convex then depressed; its margin is striate when moist. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, entirely becoming grey-brown, darker towards base, without ring.

The flesh is white to tawny buff, unchanging; its taste is mild, not distinctive; the odour is not distinctive, or of soil and not mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are whitish to pale grey, slightly decurrent, not very crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 15 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in coniferous (and sometimes broad-leaved) woods.

The fruiting period takes place from September to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 3 and 6 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 4 and 8 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Two-coloured, buff cap with darker centre; striate margin when damp; stem with same colour as cap, turning grey-brown; no mealy odour

Clitocybe metachroa is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Clitocybe metachroa in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Clitocybe metachroa in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18