Collection location: Lake Owen, Medicine Bow National Forest, Albany Co., Wyoming, USA [Click for map]
Growing in Quaking aspen woods, near border with Engelmann spruce and Lodgepole pine forest. Common. This gill fungus has a pleasant (I like mushrooms) fragrance, was growing on the ground. The spore print was white(ish?), the cap white tinged with faint brownish streaks (as is the stalk). I saw no evidence of any kind of veil. Very tentatively I got it to Tricholoma sp. using:
Kuo, M. (2007, January). Key to major groups of mushrooms. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/major_groups.html
N.B.: My observation of spore print color is decidedly “on-the-fly” (from memory a day or two later of what I saw on the forest litter). Thus, I’ll follow the comment below.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:35 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near Lake Owen, Medicine Bow Mountains, Albany Co., Wyoming’ to ‘near Lake Owen, Medicine Bow Mountains, Albany Co., Wyoming, USA’
Of course as everyone has said we need a spore print to make a real decision, but it looks a lot like Clitocybe nebularis to me. The gills are a bit dark/pinkish, but not out of the question. If that’s the correct id, then the odor will get stronger and more soapy/skunk-like as it gets older.
Did you get a spore print here? You’ll need that to tell the difference between Entoloma or Clitocybe/Tricholoma.
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