When: 2010-10-05

Collection location: Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

Specimen available

10-5-10 Rowan Co., NC, USA

Found alone, growing from soil, in mixed, predominately hardwood, forest.
-Beech, White Oak, other hardwood

3.2cm broad, convex, smooth, white overall but light gray in center, fading to cream white, margin white and incurved.

decurrent and crowded, white to cream with pinkish hue

3-3.5cm long, .5cm wide, white or cream, smooth, solid, enlarging at base

Spore Print:
Light brown


Kind of a sweet smell, it was a very strong smell even after drying out.
Maybe similar to fresh bread or something.
Definitely a unique smell. I haven’t smell a mushroom like this before.


Copyright © 2010 Matt
Copyright © 2010 Matt
Copyright © 2010 Matt
Copyright © 2010 Matt
Spores 800x in water
Spores 2000x in water

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
74% (6)
Recognized by sight: I’d call it a dirty pink spore print. Farinaceous smell?

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Add Comment
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-28 22:12:40 PST (-0800)

I’ll keep that in mind.
Thanks bro.

Don’t bake them, ha ha.
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-01-28 22:04:43 PST (-0800)

Just with all small/fragile edible species don’t cut them into small peices. Just in half thats it. This way you its harder to over cook it and it will have a better “mouth feel” to it.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-28 18:59:30 PST (-0800)

I’ve never tried it before.
So you say it’s pretty tasty?
I’ll have to try it next time I find this species.

Is there a special way that you are supposed to cook/prepare them?

bakers shroom
By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-01-28 14:38:51 PST (-0800)

My dad is a baker, his dad was a baker, his parent were bakers. Thats why I love this species. In my area their usually a grayer color, but the spore color, silly puddy like pileus and of coarse the smell point to c. prunulus. Pretty tasty as well!

Spores Added…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-01-28 12:01:42 PST (-0800)

Check ’em out if you like…