Extremely fragrant, like fenugreek and cinnamon.
6-7 pore per millimeter.
Pores did not separate readily from context.

Still fragrant after 6+ months in herbarium.

Sent specimen to Leif Ryvarden, who confirms “strongly encrusted cystidia in the dissepiments, they are club like, up to 45 µm along the encrusted part and they were present several places”.

4/3/17 Specimen is being sequenced

4/15/17 Update: Leif Ryvarden confirms that is identity is correct. DNA confirms 100% match (sequenced by Josef Vlasak). Sequence is posted below:


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Crystal encrusted hyphae. Scale is 1 unit: 1 um
Thick walled hyphae w/ no segments.
Thick walled hyphae w/ no segments.
I believe I am looking at clavate basidia, although I cannot make out any sterigma.

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By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2020-04-25 21:26:18 PDT (-0700)

From my notes on that collection “fragrans and rhinocephala are closest but the spore measurements are in-between the 2”.

This is very close to North American collections going as fragrans (0 to 2 base pairs different), but the Russian collections are 7 base pairs apart. This might be a distinct species.

not at all.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-03-07 18:57:30 PST (-0800)

just remarking upon YOUR observations, and the fact that a lot of parchment fungi look similar from above!

Hi Debbie…
By: Luke Smithson (Mycofreak )
2017-03-07 17:46:01 PST (-0800)

You sound like you know this mushroom. Have you encountered it? If so, where? -Luke

the nose knows!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-13 10:40:53 PST (-0800)

and yet another way cool turkey tail mimic, at least upwind and from the top side, only!

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-13 09:39:36 PST (-0800)