When: 2007-10-15

Collection location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Island Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)

No specimen available

Found in mature mixed coniferous second growth forest of Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock.

Pileus is about 3 to 5cm and the stipe is quite thick and heavy. Gills run down the stipe and there was no discoloration when broken. I detected no distinguishing odor, but my nose is not great. I did not break the stipe though, nor is there a spore print sorry, too many to id and photograph…

I am guessing Clitocybe nebularis, it was as close as I could come, but am not satisfied with it.

It really does look like Clitocybe nebularis doesn’t it.
My reservation was mostly the smell, it did not smell as far as I could tell. Certainly not as bad as some descriptions. And it is said to not fruit before December, but that’s probably variable too.


Clitocybe nebularis

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I second Clitocybe nebularis
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-10-24 21:48:27 PDT (-0700)

When they are that young they often don’t have a strong odor. But when they get older….

Clitocybe nebularis
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-10-23 20:09:54 PDT (-0700)

Sure looks like the Cloudy Clitocybe = Clitocybe nebularis from the photo. You should mention WHY you are not satisfied with it then we would have more to go on.