When: 2009-03-07

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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once again …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-25 12:39:26 CDT (-0400)

all of the details need to match up to make a good ID, not just some sort of photo kinda/sorta matching.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-25 12:27:14 CDT (-0400)

Looks like you are right on, almond odor and photo.


Kuo Says of G. luxurians
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-04-25 10:40:56 CDT (-0400)

Odor not distinctive, or slightly fragrant.
My experience is that it does not have a distinctive odor. It usually fruits in dense clusters and wood mulch is a favored habitat. I don’t think this is that species. Maybe Hymenopellis or another Gymnopus?

does luxurians
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-25 10:30:29 CDT (-0400)

have a strong almond odor? this mushroom did.

Yup, I was completely flummoxed at first by that shroom…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-09 11:29:24 CDT (-0400)

but that powerful odor made me jump on the wrong ID. The gestalt was certainly wrong for Hygrophorus, but i thought maybe it was just an abnormal fruit body. wishful thinking strikes again! If oregonensis has a strong almond odor, your ID is a much better fit.

Shape kinda wrong…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-09 00:46:58 CDT (-0400)

This one just doesn’t seem to look like a Hygrophorus, the shape seems wrong, esp. with that narrow stipe. There is the odor to deal with, so perhaps a better id is the Rhodocollybia.

white, waxy adnexed gills.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-08 23:28:14 CDT (-0400)

I’ll add another photo, but it’s not the gill shot you want!

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-08 23:15:26 CDT (-0400)

Is there a photo of gills? or does this one have pores?