Collection location: Keene, New York, USA [Click for map]
(coordinates hidden from public) 304m
Who: PSoppas (penopa)
Mixed woods predominantly white pine forest. Pink gills turning brown, free from the stipe. Sweet odor. Stipe white with a bulb at the base. Stipe bruises yellow. Thick pendant ring.
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A. abruptibulbus is discussed as a species group, with Peck’s original collections having been determined as representing several taxa. Kerrigan emphasizes spore dimensions as being of primary importance (rather than degrree to which the stipe base is bulbous). In older treatments (field guides) the abruptly bulbous vs the ones with club-shaped stipes was a difference used to classify “abruptibulbus” vs. “sylvicola”.
But the thing that seems interesting about the mushroom seen here is the combination of “sweet odor” and the presence of numerous small black (or at least dark) scales radiating from a more uniformly dark disc (second photo down). This type of ornamentation on the cap surface brings to my mind section Xanthodermatei, ie. the phenol-odor odor types, at least some of which are toxic.