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Clitocybe sinopica
brick-red Clitocybe
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Any time of year, often on bare soil

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
Identification Notes:

This rather small mushroom can be found at almost any time of year, often on bare soil. It has a shallow depressed orange-brown to brown cap that becomes finely scaly with age, close whitish, short-decurrent gills that are somewhat fragile, and an equal to tapered stipe that is colored like the cap and has white tomentum and mycelial strands at the base. The odor is farinaceous. C. sinopica is similar to C. squamulosa and C. mitis H. E. Bigelow, however, the latter has a mild odor.

Accepted Name:
Clitocybe sinopica (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Clitocybe sinopica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Clitocybe sinopica photos.

3 photographs:
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