Collection location: Jackson Demonstration State Forest, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These rather aged specimens had caps up to 9.8 cm across that were mostly scaled to some degree.
The spores were ~ 7.9-9.0 X 5.2-6.1 microns and moderately rough.
They did have a distinct odor which I would call pungent, while “fruity” is the term normally used for this species.( however, I’m not quite sure what “fruity” means.)
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C. traganus. However, I did note that context of the lower part of the stem was a “pale reddish brown”, which is orangy and Irene’s photo does look similar.
switching to “old goat” with age. Yummers!
Cort traganus always showed an orangey context in my collecting experience, like these here:
Not convinced that this is what you have here.
“creamy” doesn’t sound like a useful description on traganus.. Compare with obs 19596, if you remember what it looked like. They look similar on the outside, though!
which means they were a light color possibly with yellow or brown shading.
check the colour of the flesh? C. traganus should be yellowish brown.
The spores look like a good match, but there are several different species with similar colours and smell (which is hard to describe..).
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