Observation 14951: Hygrophoropsis olida (Quél.) Métrod
When: 2008-08-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found under sub-alpine fir. Not sure if those are true gills or ridges. Very overpowering sweet scent. Cap diameter about .5".

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Very interesting
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-12-06 11:48:11 GMT (+0000)

When I compare this obs with mine (12856) and read Darvins comment there, I get a strong feeling that there’s more than one species with a strong and sweet smell (like wild strawberries?).
The one I know as olida, has always been pure pink (rosy), and not fading. Even dried specimen keep the pink cap colour.

Peck described at least two: morganii and rosellus, but according to most checklists, both these and olida are considered synonyms (with morganii as the currently used name). I have desperately tried to find information about when and why this was done, without any result. Does anybody know?

There is also one “odorus” described from Austria, that could belong here.

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