Observation 26598: Macowanites Kalchbr.


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tahkenitz 3 Mile Lake Trail, Florence, OR area’ to ‘Tahkenitz 3 Mile Lake Trail near Florence, Oregon, USA

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1000x in Meltzers. Amyloid, globose and heavily spiculose.

Proposed Names

25% (2)
Recognized by sight: a secotioid russula with a sweetish fragrance.
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: M. odoratus has giant elliptical spores (15-20 × 12-15 um)
82% (1)
Recognized by sight
23% (1)
Used references: Singer and SMith

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thanks Mike!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-12-03 13:35:38 CST (-0600)

You are right, chlorine is a long way from fruity!

I will make an attempt to locate this in my quite disorganized herbaria, and if you are willing, will send it along to you.

More like M. chlorinosmus
By: Michael Castellano (trufflercaz)
2014-12-03 13:21:49 CST (-0600)

I need to study this specimen to feel confident but my observations from the evidence available.

not M. odoratus as Singer and Smith described it from Lower Tehoma Creek in Mount Rainier National Park at elevation, it has a ethyl acetate odor and large spores 15-20 microns long, without a distinct percurrent columella with a pinkish cinnamon gleba.

the pics of this specimen do not jive with that description.

On the Oregon coast the most common Macowanites is M. chlorinosmus A.H. S. & Trappe characterized by a distinct chlorine odor and small spores 7-9 microns long and pale coloration.

Certainly this specimen could be that but you say the smell is fruity which chlorine is not.

Another species that inhabits the coastal forests is M. iodiolens but I feel it is too close to M. chlorinosmus to distinguish between them.

chemical fruit.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-15 21:05:23 CDT (-0500)
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-15 12:17:34 CDT (-0500)

What did it smell like?

it was quite common in this one small area…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-14 23:05:40 CDT (-0500)

I have never seen (or smelled it) outside of this one time and place, though.

this is interesting
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-10-14 19:21:33 CDT (-0500)

nice find!!! are they rare in North America?

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