Observation 299623: Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2017-11-20

Collection location: Franklin Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cody Morgan (Cody)

No specimen available

Same place as http://mushroomobserver.org/298451?q=AdB7. Washed out area with poor rocky soil, a few feet away from oaks.

The strong winds in my area blew the leaves off of these so I could see them, unfortunately it also dried them out pretty bad.
After mashing the stems alittle they let off a very strong odor, I interpreted it as “sweetish and woody”. I couldnt really connect the odor to anything ive smelled before untill I looked up the oil that CDQ compares the odor to. Its described as having a vanilla like odor, and after smelling the collection agin it is definitely similar to vanilla but alittle different with a woody tone. Inocybe fraudans is supposed to have a similar odor but should stain red, I haven’t seen this feature. The stem of the previous observation turned greenish and the damaged cap seen in this collection looks to be staining around the damaged edges, so Inocybe erinaceomorpha (its own species now?) seems to be a decent guess.


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Recognized by sight: To old and dried out to be recognized, id was based on smell and previous finds. New observation made with fresher FB’s
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