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Clitocybe subconnexa

Clitocybe subconnexa

Common Name: None

Synonyms: Lepista subconnexa

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood forests

Spore Color: Pinkish

Gill Color: White to buff


This is an all white Clitocybe that tends to grow in clusters. Aside from that, look for the all white cap and stem, as well as gills that are broadly attached and/or are beginning to run down the stem. Finally, light colored spores should round out the ID. 

If you have a microscope, the spores should be slightly warty. 


Clitocybe fasciculata grows in clusters but has a foul odor. Clitocybe densifolia has smaller spores (4-4.5 instead of 4.5-6 in this species)Clitocybe robusta and Clitocybe irina do not grow in clusters. Clitoplius prunulus has a dark pink spore print and a suede-like feel to the cap. Also usually a wavy margin. Hygrophorus eberneus has a sticky cap and stem, as well as wide gill spacing. 


Clitocybe subconnexa

9/23/12 - Leonard Springs Nature Preserve - Bloomington, IN

Clitocybe subconnexa

9/29/12 - Ross Hills Park - West Lafayette, IN