Growing in a mostly coniferous forest from the forest floor near a trail at the base of a log.

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Based on chemical features: ITS sequence only two base pairs from only the first 200 bases were checked.

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Its not common.
By: Byrain
2016-06-25 07:58:12 PDT (-0700)

I’ve seen it only once and the collection is not great, but it would be good to have a solid sequence with this.

ITS sequence, enzyme slippage
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2016-06-25 01:27:34 PDT (-0700)

The ITS sequence matches 98% with, with only three base pairs differing. However I only was able to get the first 200 bases because there are 8 A’s in a row, causing enzyme slippage so the rest of the read is garbage. If you want I can sequence the reverse strand to get the other 500. If the other 500 bases are as different as the first 200, the argument could be made that this is a different Aphroditeola species.


H. morganii
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-05-31 08:22:27 PDT (-0700)

I find H. morganii fairly often in northeast Washington. This looks quite typical, but it does have a distinctive, usually strong odor. I don’t know of anything else it could be confused with.

I am already drying it.
By: Byrain
2011-05-31 07:53:35 PDT (-0700)

I smelled it some more, sweetish or like grape soda could describe it, its still quite faint though. And this specimen is being dried already, I would normally take a spore print first, but I believe its already dried out too much since being collected.

nice find!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-31 07:42:30 PDT (-0700)

this pretty in pink Hygroph supposedly can have a fragrance of “cinnamon candy” or “grape soda”! Pretty disparate odors for one mushroom…

has anyone else collected this species in CA? Trudell has it in his PNW Mushrooms book, and it’s not common there, either.

Dry it, Byrain!

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-31 07:40:55 PDT (-0700)

I was hoping for a sweetish and rather persistent smell on this one.

I wonder if there are any odorless pink Hygrophoropsis species out there?

By: Byrain
2011-05-31 05:21:48 PDT (-0700)

I did not smell it when it was found, but it was in a wax paper bag in the fridge and still somewhat not dried out. It may of had a faint smell, but I wouldn’t be able to put a name on it. A family member said it smelled “woodsy”.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-31 05:02:42 PDT (-0700)

Thinking of Hygrophoropsis morganii (or olida if they are different species), because the gills look truly forked.
Did you notice any particular smell on this..?