Observation 215532: Clitocybe aeruginosa H.E. Bigelow
When: 2015-09-06

Notes: Caps to 36 mm in diameter, in-rolled at first then broadly convex. Moist (had been raining moments before the photo was taken), sparsely hairy. Brown over the disc and green to blue-green at the margin, gradually browning all over in age.
Gills white, crowded, slight decurrent, rarely forking, margins slightly ragged in youth but even at maturity.
Stipe to 8 mm in diameter, 52 mm in total length, with an especially tough yellow-brown base to 25 mm long. Stipe vertically lined. Stuffed/solid. More or less equal. Greenish-white, bruises pale tan.
Spore print white.
Smell earthy. Taste mild.
KOH bleaches the blue-green to buff.
Habitat, growing amidst rotting hardwood roots alongside a trail.

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no smell of anise
By: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)
2015-09-06 20:42:31 CDT (-0400)

Walt,
Clitocybe odora was my first thought when I found these. It’s a species I collect around here on rare occasion. The anise odor has always been intense. That is absent in today’s group; all I smell is humus. The taste is similarly nondescript. Also, the spore print on a white index card is invisible without holding the paper at an angle to a light source—in other words, the spores are pure white, not creamy or pink.

Is there a variety of Clitocybe odora that fits this bill of particulars?

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