Observation 58318: Clitocybe sensu lato

When: 2010-11-08

Collection location: Lebanon, Linn Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)

No specimen available

A sweet smell, taste mild at first but slowly burning the lips. Cutting the gills revealed no latex.


Copyright © 2010 Britney

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: decurrent gills, fleshy-looking, no latex. In the C. inversa/flaccida group
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: sweet smell, habit and habitat
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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I wonder when
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-10 13:45:04 CST (-0500)

it will be settled? Lepista/Clitocybe flaccida/inversa has been pushed back and forth, sometimes split in two, sometimes including gilva as well, sometimes not.

I can’t find any evidence that DNA from this species (or group of species) ever has been compared to others that have been placed in Lepista or Clitocybe..! At least there’s nothing published, and I haven’t found any useful sequenses, in Genbank or elsewhere, to make a test with either..

Fungal names can change quickly, Britney.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-11-10 11:24:24 CST (-0500)

Anticipate more problems with namings. As DNA testing became more and more available in the 90’s, so did the “true” relationships between fungi. Most mushroom hunters just forget to take their DNA kits with them when hunting.

In the meantime, I think Irene is an excellent source of information!

Lepista flaccida
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-10 11:08:07 CST (-0500)

is the name that the most recent books and databases are using now. I’m not sure what is “correct”.

Which name is correct?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-10 10:40:47 CST (-0500)

Clitocybe, Lepista? inversa, flaccida?

No color change from injury
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-09 23:46:57 CST (-0500)

As for the specific type of pine. Oh boy, I don’t really know. This plantation holds Ponderosa, Douglas Fir, and Spruce to name a few.

Any color changes after cutting or handling the gills?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-11-09 20:28:00 CST (-0500)

Also, if you can remember it, any nearby trees would help to reduce the possibilities. Many Lactarius are specific with certain tree types.