Observation 75605: Tricholoma odorum Peck
When: 2011-09-05
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: …actually, smell; strongly of coal tar. Obnoxious at a distance of 4 feet.
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A couple of the CduQ photos…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-02-24 20:37:24 CST (-0500)

of inamoenum show a yellow tinge on the caps/gills. But not so truly yellow as odorum. The conifer vs. hardwood associate criterion seems pretty solid.

Tricholoma inamoenum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2016-02-24 17:32:05 CST (-0500)

is a conifer associate. It lacks yellow coloration and the caps are usually white to grayish buff.

Thanks, Walt.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-02-24 14:38:33 CST (-0500)

Inameonum looks pretty similar to odorum. I didn’t know this species, but looking at Champignons du Quebec, my first impression is the main difference is in the stipe color, white for inameonum.

Tricholoma inamoenum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2016-02-24 13:44:05 CST (-0500)

shares the coal tar odor.

Thanks Walt.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-09-06 22:31:16 CDT (-0400)

Apparently, there are at least two of these offensively smelling Trichs. I had thought the names odorum and sulphureum were synonyms. Audubon mentions T. sulphureum (under comments for both T. equestre and T. sejunctum); the short descriptions mention an overall yellow mushroom. Kuo’s presentation of T. odorum matches my collection perfectly.

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