A new Clitocybe from Michigan

TitleA new Clitocybe from Michigan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1970
AuthorsBigelow HE, Smith AH
JournalMichigan Botanist

One studying the fleshy fungi soon becomes almost immune to surprise but we must confess that a fungus collected several times in the spring of 1969 in a rose house in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, shocked us both. The basidiocarps of the species were very much like those of the Clitocybe irina group, but the color of the spore deposit was dark vinaceous brown. A survey of the literature did not reveal the presence of such a species in any region of the world. Hence we describe the fungus here as new and take pleasure in dedicating it to Prof. E. Beneke of Michigan State University, who first recognized it as a mushroom extraordinary.