Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These have an intense odor of anise, and easy to tell (unless you have a bad cold). For a long time I think people have just been calling these C. deceptiva. But in discussions with D. Gregory when id’ing Clitocybe at the Fungus Fed. fair, it seems that thin grey anise odored ones are C. fragrans. C. deceptiva is actually thicker and brown all over. She had a pile of the two separated at the Santa Cruz fair.
Since the publication of the Clitocybes of CA, these can now be separated.