Observation 153405: Lyophyllum decastes group

When: 2013-11-20

Collection location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Skamania Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

45.848° -120.0914° 549m

Who: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)

No specimen available

Habitat: on deer/elk path in forest which is primarily conifer (Douglas-fir and hemlock); nearby undergrowth includes moss, ferns, salal


  • Texture: viscid/soapy
  • Diameter 3-9 cm;
  • Flesh: 2-3 mm thick, white
  • Taste: indistinct
  • Odor: farinaceous
  • Staining: none


  • Color light beige; (Perhaps they were white when fresh)
  • Attachment: notched
  • Undivided or 1 division, close to cap edge

Spore deposit: white


  • Texture: firm, fibrous
  • Width: 1-3 cm
  • Length: 4-8 cm
  • Staining: none



Proposed Names

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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (2d ed. 1986)

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Did not eat
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2014-09-01 23:40:23 CDT (-0400)

They had too many bugs for my comfort.

did you taste it?
By: Jeff Wright (cantharellus)
2014-09-01 23:01:29 CDT (-0400)

Hello, just asking to see if you tasted it. I haven’t tried them yet, but am hoping to this fall when they start to fruit again.

Created: 2013-11-21 11:01:10 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2013-11-21 11:04:54 CST (-0500)
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