This page is used to feature mushrooms that are prevalent for the particular time of the year or, during
the winter months, to feature some of the less desirable or hard to find mushrooms.
To see some of our
previous stars follow this link to an index of previously featured
March's Mushroom of the Month
The clubfoot is one of the mushrooms that interact badly
Clitocybe clavipes produces a chemical that is
close to the chemical Antabuse which is used to help
The symptoms resulting from combining this
mushroom and alcohol are headaches, upper-body flushing
and transient rashes.
The buff to gray brown cap ranges from 1 to 3 inches
(2.5 to 7.5 cm.) across.
The cap is convex when young flattening and even
becoming depressed with age.
The white, thick, spongy flesh becomes brittle
The creamy yellow, somewhat distant gills are deeply
decurrent (running down the stem).
The whitish stem is 1 to 2 ½ inches (2.5 to 6.25
cm.) tall and has a very enlarged, spongy base often as
wide as the cap itself.
The odor is strong and sweet and the taste is
mushrooms fruit singly or in groups on the ground
usually under conifers but occasionally under hardwoods.
The spore print is white.
In Michigan they fruit from July to November.