When: 2008-10-07

Collection location: Southeast Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

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Recognized by sight: Odor of lilac strong in all specimens, growing in grass, associated with either paper birch, Quercus palustra, or White fir. Follows the drip line of the trees, so most likely broadly mycorrhizal. One of the specimens I photographed today has a very fibrilose cap, reminiscent of a Tricholoma. It also has much darker gills than I would expect from a Collybia. The main criteria for this identification, though, if a distinctive lilac odor.

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Yeah, they can smell…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-17 12:41:07 EDT (-0400)

Yeah, I was kinda thinking Hebeloma from the looks, and that can smell. Usually of radish though, although I’ve come across some that are fruity/flowery. Inocybe smell up the place too at times.

Those are brown spored though, and Collybia or Clitocybe will be white spored, should get a spore print here, and that will tell you lots pretty quickly…

Are they all the same?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-17 12:28:52 EDT (-0400)

In my mind there are two different species here. I think the first one is an Inocybe, the following a Hebeloma (and they always smell.. something).

Not sure this is correct…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-17 12:17:20 EDT (-0400)

Not that I know much about this one, but take a look at my obs. of Collybia oregonensis. I knew there was something about these id’s that were bothering me… what did you use to id these? The description from Arora describes a medium sized mushroom, with a chestnut brown cap, and crowded off-white gills, and a strong odor of almond extract.

These are something else. I was thinking maybe Clitocybe fragrans, but the gills should be more decurrent, and the cap thinner, so not sure about that one either.

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