Observation 60139: Clitocybe odora var. pacifica Kauffman
When: 2010-12-03
No herbarium specimen

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62% (2)
Used references: Arora 1986 p.161; Audubon 1981 p.750; Barron 1999 p. 253; Miller 2006, p.181; Bessette 1997 p.85; Simon & Schuster 1981 #84;
82% (1)
Recognized by sight: Blue-green gills
Used references: North American Species of Clitocybe

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Aurora and Audubon confirm that Clitocybe odura comes in two forms
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2010-12-03 13:27:38 CST (-0600)

distinguished primarily by gill color. Audubon indicates that the blue-green gills are more likely on the West Coast. Your first guess was right!

Gills match cap
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2010-12-03 11:41:40 CST (-0600)

I just looked through all of the images on MO for the above id as I recently posted something similar. There seem to be at least two types. One has gills that match the cap as shown in your photos. Another has largely white gills. Still another has the big droopy ornate gills that also match the cap or are a bit darker. Do anyone know if these differences are a result of maturity or progeny?

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