Observation 58513: Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm.
When: 2010-10-05
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Habitat:
10-5-10 Rowan Co., NC, USA

Found alone, growing from soil, in mixed, predominately hardwood, forest.
-Beech, White Oak, other hardwood

Pileus:
3.2cm broad, convex, smooth, white overall but light gray in center, fading to cream white, margin white and incurved.

Lamellea:
decurrent and crowded, white to cream with pinkish hue

Stipe:
3-3.5cm long, .5cm wide, white or cream, smooth, solid, enlarging at base

Spore Print:
Light brown

Spores:
Subfusiform

Smell:
Kind of a sweet smell, it was a very strong smell even after drying out.
Maybe similar to fresh bread or something.
Definitely a unique smell. I haven’t smell a mushroom like this before.

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Spores 2000x in water

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
82% (5)
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Recognized by sight: I’d call it a dirty pink spore print. Farinaceous smell?

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I’ll…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-28 22:12:40 PST (-0800)

I’ll keep that in mind.
Thanks bro.

Don’t bake them, ha ha.
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-01-28 22:04:43 PST (-0800)

Just with all small/fragile edible species don’t cut them into small peices. Just in half thats it. This way you its harder to over cook it and it will have a better “mouth feel” to it.

Baker
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-28 18:59:30 PST (-0800)

I’ve never tried it before.
So you say it’s pretty tasty?
I’ll have to try it next time I find this species.

Is there a special way that you are supposed to cook/prepare them?

bakers shroom
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-01-28 14:38:51 PST (-0800)

My dad is a baker, his dad was a baker, his parent were bakers. Thats why I love this species. In my area their usually a grayer color, but the spore color, silly puddy like pileus and of coarse the smell point to c. prunulus. Pretty tasty as well!

Spores Added…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-28 12:01:42 PST (-0800)

Check ’em out if you like…

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