When: 2007-11-16

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

Who: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)

No specimen available

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

Cap is about 3 to 5cm, rounded, very pale yellowish green with darkening to olive in the center.
Gills are white, close and attached to the stem. No spore print. No ring visible.
The Stem is cream or pale yellow and sturdy, even and very long and ‘rooting’.
Fairly common right now and long lasting.

Tricholoma saponaceum sounds right to me. I did taste a bit and it had a slightly soapy taste. Very handsome little fungus. Thanks for the help with the ID.

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Odor, check the odor
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-11-19 13:06:17 CST (-0500)

If it is T. saponaceum it will smell of soap, a kinda clean soapy odor or slightly chemical. Not soap with a fragrance added, but just the soap. This ’shroom is extremely variable, but it always has the same odor no matter the shape.

Tricholoma saponaceum
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2007-11-16 21:15:47 CST (-0500)

this looks just like a tricholoma saponaceum… The cap should have a very greasy or soapy feel (as the mane implies). The rooting stem is characteristic and it usually has some slight pinkish or orangy colors undergroud. This is a really neat species…