Observation 157796: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2014-01-09

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available

Spore print white. It has a smell…sweet+…Under deciduous trees (mainly Chestnuts. Pale buff gills and stem.



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a word to the wise is enough
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-14 06:08:50 EST (-0500)
By: Byrain
2014-01-13 21:33:52 EST (-0500)

Is saying that is unavailable for me… :(

Not many people complain about possibly misidentified Clitocybe here because not even the person who made the CA Clitocybe key can use the key…

You’re looking at a lot of varying degrees of whitish and brown mushrooms with subjective hard to qualify smells which you really need to learn from someone else that knows in person.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-13 20:48:06 EST (-0500)

Gehard said that about a weird mushroom without any specific feature and said it very well. There are 79 observations here with C. fragrans name.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-13 18:07:18 EST (-0500)

M. Wood doesn’t really describe it, just points to a difference between C. fragrans and C. deceptiva, saying that C. fragrans is more white and smells sweet. However the description on Flora Agaricina Neerlandica – 3 pg 59 matches exactly this specimen.


By: Byrain
2014-01-13 15:18:28 EST (-0500)

I can only repeat what Gerhard told you about ID hell. :)

I think the CA C. fragrans shown at mykoweb might not be the same as the European one.

Thanks Byrain
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-13 12:51:37 EST (-0500)

At least you think that it could be C. fragrans, but it would be of even better value if anyone could post other possibilities. I was recognizing the smell, and soon I remembered. Almost sites refer to a aniseed smell, but Michael Wood refers to a strong sweet odor, and I believe he is right, at least for the C. fragrans I remember.

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