When: 2017-11-02

Collection location: Luzerne County Community College, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

Mushrooms seen here were collected from the same patch (0.25 square yard area) on both 11/2 and 11/3. The ones collected on 11/2 did not make it into the dehydrator, so I made a subsequent collection on 11/3 that has been preserved for study.

Same exact location as obs 296890 . When I collected 296890 I did not note any odor associated with the mushrooms (was in a hurry to begin a work day). On 11/2 I noticed the same patch had produced a few fresh-looking fruit bodies. These fresh ones featured a prominent odor that I did not associate with radishes. To me, this odor was was a combination of sweet and chemical. I asked my wife for an opinion. She said the odor was astringent. When I asked her if the odor reminded her of radishes, she said there was a resemblance. Odor was very strong.

Gill edges crenulate, even for the very young fruit bodies.

On 11-3 I harvested a few very small buttons and looked for evidence of a partial veil. Last photo shows what appears to be a small remnant of a translucent pv (left side of smaller mushroom).

Taste like radishes.

Habitat same as obs 296890.

Photos labeled 11-3 show the mushrooms that have been preserved.

Spores ~10-13 × 5.5-6.5.


Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Used references: Same exact location as obs 257909.
58% (1)
Recognized by sight: Sweet odor
Used references: C du Q
29% (1)
Used references: Inconclusive at this time. Research continues.
29% (1)
Used references: Inconclusive at this time. Research continues.

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Update on the odor associated with these mushrooms.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-11-05 22:14:26 CST (-0500)

The strong astringent/sweetish/chemical odor observed with this fresh material completely dissipated once the mushrooms were dried. Also, (in relation to comments made under “Notes”), I found a different Hebeloma (11/4, 297247) that I thought smelled just like radishes. I asked my wife for an opinion on this one, and she readily agreed it smelled like radishes. She also said the odor of 297247 was not anything like what she remembered of 297011.

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