Observation 75425: Clitocybe nuda (Fr.) H.E. Bigelow & A.H. Sm.
When: 2011-08-26
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On display at the 14th Annual Fungus Fair in Senguio, Michoacan, Mexico. (La Faria del Hongo)

Proposed Names

85% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: Fragrant scent
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Recognized by sight

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can’t argue with the nose…
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-05 12:20:11 PDT (-0700)

you got my vote. I’ve never seen them so big, but I think I remember seeing them start out more tan than purple, late in the fall.

By: Byrain
2011-09-05 12:10:04 PDT (-0700)

Does C. tarda have a purplish stem/gills? This did (Although aged and the color was beginning to somewhat fade) and as Alan said, its was overall bigger then what I have been calling C. tarda in California (Even though those get big at times too).


And again, the smell matched with the C. nuda I find in CA rather then the smell with the C. tarda.

Too large for C. tarda
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-05 08:36:19 PDT (-0700)

This did look a little unusual for C. nuda, however the cap was larger than the maximum 6 cm listed for C. tarda. C. nuda is not nearly as common in Mexico as it is in California.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-09-05 07:33:39 PDT (-0700)


Clitocybe is almost impossible to ID from photos but C. nuda is thicker and chunkier. The gills start off purple and fade to beige. I have never seen them with a pink color.

C. tarda?
By: Byrain
2011-09-04 21:30:24 PDT (-0700)

How do you figure? Other observations with C. tarda as the name look totally different and this smelled like C. nuda.

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