When: 2008-01-08

Collection location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Fruiting with bay, live oak. One cluster present. The picked specimen has a pileus 6.3cm across, stipe 2.2cm and total height of 10.5cm.
Spores are a pale warm tan but being enclosed in plastic at room temperature produced a bad odor earlier today. Only now it doesn’t smell bad at all!? And it really looks more like the pictures of C. nebularis I found online.


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I thought the same thing as Doug…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-01-11 12:57:39 CST (+0800)

Both C. nebularis and L. albissimus have distinctive odors which become stronger and more ‘unpleasant’ in age. There’s usually a skunkiness to C. nebularis, but in young specimens like these it could well be unnoticeable.

No I didn’t…
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-01-11 11:52:24 CST (+0800)

…but there was no disagreeable odor. I’m working on a spore print now, so that might help clarify. I’ll report back tomorrow.

Also C. nebularis
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-01-11 10:55:29 CST (+0800)

Did you also consider Clitocybe nebularis? I forget, what would be a good way to tell the difference? There is a different odor I believe, and the taste…