Observation 157477: Hygrophoraceae Lotsy

When: 2014-01-09

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Recognized by sight: Maybe Hygrocybe or Camarophyllus/Cupophyllus.

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Gills look thick and widely separated for gibba.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-01-09 22:23:04 CST (-0500)

Gerhard, funny you would describe the odor of C. gibba as unpleasant. I have always found this type to have a rather pleasant odor. Some gibba observations here on MO use the genus name “Infundibulicybe.”

Clitocybe gibba
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-09 20:39:55 CST (-0500)

has a more or less distinct smell … I can’t describe it, for me it’s a bit pungent, chemical and unpleasant like all Clitocybe in this group. I suspect this to be a different Clitocybe from the poisonous more little ones and it is impossible to determine them by photo. Even if you have fresh fruitbodies and a relatively good literature it is best you leave them to experts. It’s the same ID’ing hell as is Melanoleuca or Inocybe or Telamonia.

Could be…it’s not ruled out
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-09 19:57:06 CST (-0500)

It’s buff, and has no smell.

I also do think it rather is a Clitocybe
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-09 17:47:37 CST (-0500)

but surely not gibba.
If the fruitbodies would be almost white I would go for Clitocybe nivea which reminds of a Cuphophyllus but these fruitbodies are way too dark for that.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-09 15:08:44 CST (-0500)

What do you think about those gills? Thick? Waxy? I took a close up of them because I found them weird for a Clitocybe, and you?