The Goblet

(Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis)

Conservation Status
The Goblet
Photo by Honey Fae (Farah)
  IUCN Red List

not listed


NNR - Unranked


not listed


The Goblet, also called Goblet Funnel Cap, is a medium-sized gilled mushroom. It occurs in Europe and North America. In the United States it occurs from Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and eastern Texas, and West of the Rocky Mountains from Washington to central California. It is uncommon in Minnesota. It is found in the fall alone or in small groups. It grows usually on moss on well-rotted hardwood or coniferous logs, sometimes on moss on the ground or in leaf litter. It obtains its nutrients from dead wood (saprobic).

When it first appears, the cap is dark grayish-brown to very dark brown, it is depressed in the middle, and the margins are rolled under. The upper surface is hairless and moist. As it ages the cap becomes strongly funnel-shaped and the color fades to grayish or brownish. Mature caps can be 1 to 3 (2.5 to 8 cm) in diameter but they are usually no more than 2 (5 cm) in diameter. The margins are faintly lined (striate) and continue to be rolled under. The surface is smooth, not sticky.

The stalk is 316 to (5 to 10 mm) long and more or less the same size from top to bottom. It is colored like the cap but is mottled and has fine longitudinal lines. It has bald areas and areas with fine, hair-like fibers.

The gills are closely spaced. They are grayish and broadly attached to the stalk at first, but as the mushroom grows, they become paler and extend far down the stalk. Between the main gills there are frequent short gills that attach to the margin but do not extend all the way to the stalk.

The flesh is thin and grayish. It does not change color when sliced. It is said to be edible, but eating it is not recommended due to its similarity in appearance to mushrooms whose edibility is not known.

The spore print is white.


Similar Species



Habitat and Hosts

Well-rotted wood of hardwoods and conifers.






Distribution Map



4, 24, 26, 29, 30, 77.




Uncommon in Minnesota

  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushrooms, bracket fungi, puffballs, and allies)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Agaricales (common gilled mushrooms and allies)  
  Suborder Tricholomatineae  
  Family Pseudoclitocybaceae  



The genus Pseudoclitocybe was formerly placed in the family Tricholomataceae. A recent multigene phylogenetic analysis (Alvarado et al., 2018) proposed a new family Pseudoclitocybaceae to contain the genera Pseudoclitocybe, Musumecia, and Pogonoloma. The new family Pseudoclitocybaceae includes all descendants from a single common ancestor (monophyletic). Tricholomataceae does not (polyphyletic), and is therefore “problematic”.




Agaricus cyathiformis

Cantharellula cyathiformis

Clitocybe cinerascens

Clitocybe cyathiformis

Omphalia cyathiformis


Common Names


Goblet Funnel Cap

The Goblet

The Goblet Mushroom












A term often used for saprotrophic fungi. Referring to fungi that obtain their nutrients from decayed organic matter.





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  Identifying the Goblet (Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis)
Wild Food in the UK Ltd

Jan 27, 2022

A lovely edible Winter mushroom. Identification by Please always be 100% sure of your mushrooms ID before eating any!

  Forging A Stream For Old Golden's! + I ID The Goblet Funnel Cap 🍄!
Outdoors With T

Sep 16, 2020

9/15/20. Fresh Hunt from yesterday! My friend and I were hiking in Story County Iowa off West Indian Creek! This is a new location to me. There is a lot of land to explore and I'm super excited to go back! In this hunt I ID The Goblet Funnel Cap (Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis). I've read different things about edibility and you will just have to look into it for yourself. I wasn't able to harvest anything from this hunt but I had a great time. Anyways I hope you all enjoyed, If so I'd appreciate a thumbs up and also think about subscribing if you haven't because I'll be uploading more real soon! Either way I really appreciate you watching and wish you the best of luck out there. Love y'all and Happy Hunting.




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  Honey Fae (Farah)
September 2020

Location: Hennepin County

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  Honey Fae (Farah)
June 2020

Location: Anoka County

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Created: 11/20/2022

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