Observation 19801: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2008-09-14

Collection location: Peace River Area, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available

smells like anis


Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2009 Johannes Harnisch

Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: smells like anis seed
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: usually has a more or less greenish tint

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By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-08-25 20:34:40 EDT (-0400)

They are neat!
did you make an OB of yours?
may be you should dry it and keep an herbarium specimen ?

hey Johann…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-25 20:05:43 EDT (-0400)

whatever the heck this is, I found one too! ;)

Cap gestalt between the two is spot-on. Yours definitely has the more decurrent gills. Cool mushroom by any name, eh?

C.albofragrans is a true species
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-14 17:51:44 EDT (-0400)

which I found myself and believe have posted here … but all the other species in this group are doubtful except C.fragrans and C.odora and its albino forms …

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-14 09:15:08 EDT (-0400)

I can’t say for sure, only what my books tell me –
that suaveolens and obsoleta are both synonyms to fragrans, and albofragrans
is about the same size as fragrans, max 2 inches.
I beleive this is (some form of) odora, but I think there could be more than one “var. alba”.

Whats this mean
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-04-13 19:48:01 EDT (-0400)

is there anybody out there who can with certainty say what is C.obsoleta, C.suaveolens, C.albofragrans and others around the anise smelling Clitocybes?

There’s also a var.fallax
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-13 19:03:38 EDT (-0400)

which I have found twice that is more stout than var.odora…but to be honest, is there anybody out there who can with certainty say what is C.obsoleta, C.suaveolens, C.albofragrans and others around the anise smelling Clitocybes? If these are all GOOD species so why can’t there be other additional in North America too???

Too small
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-04-13 18:11:51 EDT (-0400)

Clitocybe fragrans has a mass cap expanse of 1 to even 2 inches…across
this species is at least 3x that size…..I still think it is the white variety of C. odora

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-31 03:29:24 EDT (-0400)

this one is exceptionally large, but the shape is typical for Clitocybe odora.
There is a var. alba too, but I’m not sure if that’s the one I have seen sometimes, or just a pale ordinary odora..
Another variety, pacifica, is deeper green, especially in the gills.

I thought C. odora was smaller?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-03-30 14:41:31 EDT (-0400)

C. odora does not always have a white cap HELENE. M.E. S-B. describes a white form that is biggr in the book Mushrooms of western Canada, but should’t that one have a different name?

Any suggestions on a name
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-03-28 23:42:27 EDT (-0400)

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