Observation 11527: Hebeloma sacchariolens Quél.
When: 2008-09-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Collybia species, possibly C. dryophila in Aurora. Associated with Quercus palustra, a non-native species in my area. Odor is quite pleasant and distinctive: similar to lilacs or other pleasant floral aroma. After many years of finding this and not being able to positively identify it, I thought I’d share. Maybe it is C. dryophila, and I’m just not comfortable with the Collybia genus.

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11% (3)
Recognized by sight: Collybia in the modern sense has be restricted to a small group of very small species that grow on other mushrooms. See Collybia tuberosa (the type of genus). All the other Collybia sensu lato have gone to various other genera. See http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/col/colintro.html for full details.
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Cap color is wrong for Rhodocollybia oregonensis and gills are wrong for most other Rhodocollybia. Could this be one of the sweet smelling Hebeloma?
55% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 465. Said to have a “strong sweety or fruity odor”. I detect smell hyacinth.

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