Observation 122861: Cortinarius albofragrans Ammirati & M.M. Moser
When: 2013-01-15
No herbarium specimen

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I did
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2013-01-16 12:03:51 PST (-0800)

It was definitely a little fruity, but I don’t know how to describe it beyond that.
It differs from that description at least in being much larger (7 × 14 cm) and having an apparently tapering stipe.

did YOU smell it?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-16 11:38:13 PST (-0800)

I am curious, because the odor for Cortinarius luteoarmillatus in Arora’s MDM (now albofragrans) is described in many ways. I thought that the material that I smelled this past weekend at the FFSC Fair smelled a bit like papaya, or at least fruity, with a hint of toilet bowl cleaner.

Too bad that we can’t hyphenate this one, because both latin names are quite descriptive: one describes the slimy yellow bands along the stipe, the other the whitish quality and odor.

Here’s a photo of the true C. luteoarmillatus from Yves Lamoureux, a talented mycologist from Quebec:


The mushroom that I saw had all of those features, odor, yellow bands, white cap.

It smelled like
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2013-01-16 11:01:14 PST (-0800)

a mushroom Noah Siegel called C. albofragrans.

what did it smell like to you?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-16 09:42:41 PST (-0800)

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