from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a genus of white-spored agarics with flat or funnel-shaped cap and elastic stem.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of white-spored agarics having no annulus or volva and the gills mostly decurrent. C. laccata is a common and widely distributed species.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of agarics with white to pale yellow spore deposits and fleshy stalks centrally attached to the cap and closely attached gills
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In Florida there has been a high rate of mortality from mushroom root rot caused by the fungus Clitocybe tabescens, primarily on sandy soils previously populated by oaks.
The destructiveness of Clitocybe root rot to plantings of casuarinas in Florida.
The fragrant Clitocybe, C. odora, has the smell of anise.
Then there is the Limp Clitocybe, C. flaccida, so called because flaccida means limp.
There are some species of both Tricholoma and Clitocybe that resemble it.
The waxy Clitocybe, C. laccata, is not spoken of as having that mode of growth in circles, but we have seen many of these mushrooms appearing in arcs of circles, and forming almost perfect rings, particularly after showers of rain, and always on the sides of roads.
The _Clitocybe illudens_ (see Fig. 92) has long been known to emit a strong phosphorescent light, and has been called "Jack-my-lantern."
Fleshy, fibrous stems occur in the genera _Clitocybe_ and _Tricholoma_, among the white-spored forms.
= Clitocybe cyathiformis =, as its name indicates, is similar in form, and occurs in woods.
_Tricholoma_ and _Clitocybe_, except for the position of the stem on the pileus.