Observation 26282: Inocybe fraudans (Britzelm.) Sacc.

When: 2009-10-04

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

The largest of these mushrooms is about three inches in diameter. The bulbous primordia at the base of the stem and yellow bruising are distinctive. The most distinguishing feature of these mushrooms is their smell. The caps smell very sweet, like candy. The smell reminds me of rootbeer flavored Bottle Caps. The stems do not smell so sweet. They remind me of the smell of some electronic components.

The mushrooms were growing in thick leaf littler under mixed hardwoods.



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Blue staining
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2018-05-18 01:42:30 CDT (-0400)

Is that a light accent of blue to blue-green on the second specimen?

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-10-01 20:35:13 CDT (-0400)

Last year I described the aroma as like rootbeer bottle caps. The ones I found today had more of an artificial cherry aroma. The smell is not at all sour.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-10-01 20:24:38 CDT (-0400)

What kind of candy does it smell like?

smells like candy
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-15 19:11:28 CDT (-0400)

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