Found in old logging zones just off the main road. Mixed coniferous forest. There are not any remnants of a veil on the cap. The top of the cap is fibrillose. The spore print is white. The bottom of the stipe is somewhat scaly. It smells like almond extract! The scent is definitely unique and I wouldn’t call it mild.
I found several of these last year about 1/4 mile from where i found this one. This one was much larger than the ones I found last year.


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your original guess of an Armillaria wasn’t far off…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-26 10:54:46 PDT (-0700)

since Armillaria albolanaripes was this mushrooms former name! ;)

Your almond odor perception was highly unusual for this species, but who knows what caused it? Your unique perception, some sort of contamination, what have you.

The habitat and macro qualities (yellow and brown ornamented cap, yellowish gills, flocculent stipe) are all a good fit for F. albolanaripes.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-05-10 20:01:50 PDT (-0700)

I noticed that you mentioned that…
It’s unusual. This species usually smells pretty mild to most people, but keep in mind that the way people interpret and report smells really vary widely. If you dry it and it still exhibits the smell I’d be a little surprised, but you could try.

scent not in description of F. albolanaripes
By: Gabriel Bridges (Gabrielbridges)
2013-05-10 14:01:37 PDT (-0700)

I want to say that Floccularia albolanaripes is this species. However I haven’t found the description of the scent that this mushroom has in any of the descriptions for Floccularia albolanaripes. It has an almondy scent. Arora calls it mild. Mykoweb says no distinctive odor. But this definitely not mild and distinctive. Any guesses? Should I dry it so others can smell it?

updated possible genus
By: Gabriel Bridges (Gabrielbridges)
2013-05-09 19:09:18 PDT (-0700)

sorry i had a bolete i was making an observation on. Wrong photo.
I found this 1/4 mile where I found some last year. I thought it was some sort of Armillaria.

By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-09 18:51:31 PDT (-0700)

Boletus?? Maybe instead it’s a Tricholoma or something?

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