Observation 66854: Marasmius oreades (Bolton) Fr.

When: 2011-05-02

Collection location: University Village, University District, Seattle, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

No specimen available

Growing in the parking lot of “FedEx Office”



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I have sniffed several patches….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-09 13:15:07 CDT (-0400)

recently and have detected no almondy odor yet….

I have never noticed any almondy odor…..
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-03 15:52:39 CDT (-0400)

From M. oreades in the past (even when cooked), but I did not sniff these particular ones. They were also right next to a major UW road so were not good for picking.

Do you get any odor from this species?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-03 15:50:00 CDT (-0400)

It is supposed to smell almondy… I have a hard time detecting it on collections from Santa Cruz…

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-03 14:37:00 CDT (-0400)

No, I wasn’t

Were you a PSMS member?
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-03 13:50:09 CDT (-0400)


By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-03 13:17:53 CDT (-0400)

The Center for Urban Horticulture is an old favorite hunting ground. I sure miss Seattle when I see your observations! I always said it was a gian mushroom city with buildings in the way.
Nice to see your posts.

I do much of my hunting….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-03 13:08:23 CDT (-0400)

In suburban/urban areas for a few reasons:

1) It is where I started learning about fungi.
2) I do not drive!
3) It intrigues me to study the fungi you can find in your own neighborhood.

I found this and brought this in on my way to the PSMS ID clinic.

Love the Location
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-05-03 06:19:07 CDT (-0400)

Sounds like one of my finds.Im always picking specimens in weird places.My kids used to think Im crazy but now there doing it and bringing them to me.

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