STIPE: white, 5 inches long to base of decurrent gills, solid, with light yellowish-brown scales, especially near the cap; flesh of both stipe and cap white and thick; ANNULUS: none seen; VOLVA: Absent; CAP: umbonate, 5.5 inches wide, off-white background, with tiny grayish-brown fibrils; GILLS: Decurrent, slightly pink compared to white flesh of cap, not changing when cut or bruised; ODOR: fungal, but with a distinctive mild after-aroma of skunk; HABITAT: under older Douglas fir, but apparently growing on collected fir needle and shredded leaves collected in mass from rest area and dumped at this location.

No spore drop yet, although I have the specimen on paper. I’d guess spores are either light pink or white.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:21 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘I-5 Rest area N-bound near Wilsonville, Oregon’ to ‘I-5 Rest Area, near Wilsonville, Oregon, USA’


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Could not get a spore print, either.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-02 03:29:06 CST (-0500)

Even though this fungus appeared younger and in better shape than the rather old and falling-apart C. nebularis collected nearby.

Likely not C. nebularis
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-02 03:27:07 CST (-0500)

at least as I understand the description of that species. The cap of this specimen is umbonate with descending gills. C. nebularis should be umbilicate or uplifted. The cap of this observation has “light yellowish-brown scales”: I blew the description, folks. Sorry. It should have read “light yellowish-brown fibrils”, which might place it among the Tricholomataceae. While this observation was found near C. nebularis, it was fruiting by itself: no other similar fungi within 50 feet at least. There is still that faint after-aroma of skunk. I had to remove it from the house after a day: too much stink. However, the C. nebularis I collected the same day had no such odor.