Giant Clitocybe Leucopaxillus giganteus (Sowerby) Singer    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Tricholomataceae   >   Genus Leucopaxillus   


Cap white/buff, convex (flat/funnel-shaped in age), smooth; margin inrolled at first, then somewhat furrowed. Strong odor. Gills white/buff, decurrent, crowded, sometimes forked. Stalk white, smooth. Cap diameter can reach 18"! (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Giant Clitocybe (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/19/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Giant Clitocybe specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/19/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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