Observation 123194: Cuphophyllus russocoriaceus (Berk. & Jos.K. Mill.) Bon

When: 2013-01-19

Collection location: 17th Ave. NW & Mix St. NW, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Found in moss and gravel on trailside(beneath Doug fir, red Alder and big leaf maple).

Small specimens- about 3cm long, cap 2cm wide.

Smell: very pleasant, my wife commented that it smelled like mens cologne(old spice deoderant). Somewhat anise’esque mixed with sandalwood scent in my opinion.

Temp: low 30’s, overcast.


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Thanks Walt!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2013-01-23 09:21:17 PST (-0800)

Appreciate your ID for this one- I had never encountered it prior to this foray… The smell was incredible and intensified in the car after drying the next morning. I attached a link from mykoweb.com for others to peruse. Is this species very common up here in Washington? Most sites I visited listed it as mostly common in California.

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