Glossary Term: Farinaceous

1. (Farinaceous odor or taste) Often compared to the odor of cucumbers, watermelon rind, or an old grain mill. Common in many mushrooms, including Polyporus squamosus, Agrocybe praecox, Mycena galericulata, Tricholoma sejunctum, Clitopilus prunulus, and Entoloma abortivum. Some mycologists (Smith et al., 1979; Moser, 1983) subdivide “farinaceous” into three odor groups: Strictly farinaceous, cucumber/farinaceous, and rancid-oily-fishy/farinaceous. The cucumber/farinaceous sub-odor has been upheld by chemical research (Wood et al., 1994) as a valid distinction, and the chemical named Trans-2-Nonenal has been identified as being responsible for it.

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