Observation 71318: Rhodocollybia maculata (Alb. & Schwein.) Singer

When: 2011-07-09

Collection location: Cispus Environmental Learning Center, Randle, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Pinkish, light brown cap (3-4cm around) incurved margin.
Stalk: Thick, long 6cm. (hollow and brittle) with striations similar to Entoloma.
Gills: pinkish brown.
Smell: strong anise scent- like Clitocybe spp.

Fruiting at 1,300 feet in moss under mixed conifers (Douglas fir, Western red cedar and Western Hemlock)

The scent is similar to most Clitocybe species, in addition to the shape of cap being incurved. But striate(twisted, fibrous) stalk and pink gills are indicative of etolomaceae.

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By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-10 23:53:58 CDT (-0400)

To me the odor of R. maculata is sweet and kind of syrupy, but not like anise.

Sorry guys :(
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-07-10 23:03:29 CDT (-0400)

For not packing this one home for a spore print… Unfortunately the Camp where we photographed this is almost 3 hours away from Olympia so I can’t head back there easily to get a print this week. I am really glad for the help with it- Thanks again Christian and Noah!

By the way- does this species usually smell strongly of anise? This one was as pungent as a Clitocybe odora almost.

The texture looks right for that
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-07-10 21:38:13 CDT (-0400)

and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was, but the pink tone to the cap make me wonder.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-07-10 21:21:30 CDT (-0400)

Why not Rhodocollybia?

This is interesting
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-07-10 21:19:08 CDT (-0400)

See if you can collect and spore print a specimen.

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