Observation 26589: Hygrophorus agathosmus (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2009-10-14

Collection location: Prince Edward Island, Canada [Click for map]

Who: whollychao

No specimen available

No idea what these are, looked through some mushroom resources online plus a book, was unable to find a match. It was picked the afternoon after a frost, on a well-kept lawn in an urban area.

The cap is grey-brown, ranging from 0.05 inches in the youngest specimen to 2.5 inches. Not perfectly round, and it curls under the margin. Indented at the center. A very young sample is visible at the base of the leftmost mushroom in the picture, its cap is slightly more pointed.

The gills are light fleshy-colored and far apart. They do not connect to the stem.

The stem is greyish brown, long and fairly thin. Fibres are visible.



Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: “Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada”, pg. 276. This book contains a description and picture similar to the mushrooms I found. The mushroom does have an almond odor as the book suggests.

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By: whollychao
2009-10-14 01:05:21 CDT (-0400)

These were found on apartment/condominium property. I am unsure of exactly what species of trees are nearby, judging by the area of town I would say primarily maples, birches, elms, and chestnut trees.

By fleshy-colored I mean sort of whitish beige, sorry if I offended anyone less pale than I.

I took a look at pictures and descriptions of Entoloma and Pluteus species and didn’t seem to find any notably similar, not so say this isn’t one of those.

Need more here…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-10-13 23:37:46 CDT (-0400)

Need a more detailed photo, you posted a rather low res image here, and it is hard to tell any features clearly. Also perhaps a little more about the habitat, what trees were near by on the lawn? Was there any dead wood near by, tree stump, or edge of a lawn with wood chips?

But as a brown job with not many features, this might not be a good candidate for an easy id here. There a number of things it could be. I think you mean as fleshy colored gills, that they are light brown with pinkish tones? That could mean Entoloma or Pluteus, so you could start there. But there are also pleanty of Hygrophorus perhaps with pink tones in them…

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