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Clitocybe americana

Common Name:  None

Synonyms: Species Fungorum

Substrate: Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Edibility: Unknown

Comments: 

This small Clitocybe was found growing on decaying wood. The gills run slightly down the stem and end abruptly forming a collar at the base of the gills. Wish I had taken a picture of this. The gills can often be forked and/or crossveined as well. The stem is fairly equal with matted hairs at the base. 

Lookalikes: 

Clitocybe leptoloma and C. truncicola also grow from wood and have decurrrent gills, but the gills to not end in a collar on the stem. C. truncicola has smaller spores (3.5-5 x 2.5-4) than C. leptoloma (5-8 x 2.5-4). 

Pictures:

Clitocybe americana

5/23/13 - Yellowwood State Forest - Brown County, IN