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Observation 144380: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2013-09-01

Collection location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Dr. Suzanne Carriere (CarriereS)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
6% (2)
Used references: Wikipedia ( sorry I have no other references…

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smell and spores
By: Dr. Suzanne Carriere (CarriereS)
2013-09-02 13:41:42 CDT (-0400)

spores are white, no smell at all.

By: Dr. Suzanne Carriere (CarriereS)
2013-09-02 12:48:55 CDT (-0400)

could i send them somewhere.. would they be interest? thanks for the heads up on difficulties..

any odor to this mushroom, Suzanne?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-09-02 12:45:05 CDT (-0400)

Did you do a spore print? If pinkish spores, this could also be a Lepista species.

Certainly it’s one of the saprobic fungi forming your fairy ring, and certainly they are Clitocybe-like in form.

As Byrain pointed out, not every mushroom can be IDed through a photograph, especially one of the fairly nondescript Clitocybe/Lepista species.

BTW, there is no such thing as too much data for those of us at home who are attempting these online IDs. So next time, do a full sensory account! We’ll all end up learning more about your finds.

Your find
By: Byrain
2013-09-02 12:23:06 CDT (-0400)

Looks much larger than C. rivulosa, I think you have something else. Clitocybe can be difficult to identify and notice that my proposal is only “Could be”, not a sign showing I am certain this is Clitocybe. :)

Clitocybe rivulosa
By: Dr. Suzanne Carriere (CarriereS)
2013-09-02 11:46:04 CDT (-0400)

proposed name..spores are white, and rings show very well.