Observation 180264: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2014-09-24

Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

In leaf litter.

Pungent odor not unlike cucumber.

White spore print.

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Recognized by sight: is known to smell like cucumber
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These do look like a Lepista.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-01 06:25:27 CDT (-0500)

But both the spore print color (white) and the pungent (not fragrant) odor support an alternative hypothesis. Growth in leaf litter does jive with Lepista.

The only Calocybe I am aware of that looks like this is C. gambosa. This species is at best rare in NA, and occurrence of this springtime mushroom in September seems to increase the unlikelihood.

Leucopaxillus makes about the most sense to me. At least one species (L. tricolor, which these most likely are not) has a strong odor.

Calocybe… Cool supposition
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-09-29 00:00:12 CDT (-0500)

Are there any (other) records of a chunky white Calocybe in NA?

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