Observation 131777: Clitocybe fragrans (With.) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-04-10

Collection location: Sunset Rest Area, Highway 26, Clatsop Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

Specimen available

Growing in a cluster, at the bottom of a pile of rotting cut grass.

Strong anise odor.

Spore deposit white. Spores 5-7 × 3.5-4. Basidia 4-spored, ~30 × 7.5. No cystidia.

Stem central in the large one; eccentric to lateral in the others.


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By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-04-14 01:27:18 EDT (-0400)

I read “spore print white” for C. fragrans in MatchMaker.

The collection is available for further investigation. :)

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-04-13 12:09:18 EDT (-0400)

doesn’t have pure white spores either: “pale cream to orange cream” according to Funga Nordica.. And it doesn’t look like the fragrans I know, so I guess it’s something else then. A case for further investigation :-)

Anisata vs. fragrans
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-04-13 11:04:23 EDT (-0400)

Irene, thanks for the suggestion. These mushrooms do look somehow different from the C. fragrans I’ve seen. C. anisata does not seem to be known in this area, and its spore print is pale buff, according to Funga Nordica.

Shortstemmed, distant decurrent gills
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-04-13 04:52:36 EDT (-0400)

I wonder if it isn’t closer to C. anisata..?

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