Observation 67269: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2011-05-11

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-50% (4)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
-2% (2)
Recognized by sight: possibly Leucopaxillus albissimus?
30% (2)
Recognized by sight

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I’d expect
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-12 13:47:44 CDT (-0500)

more brown, orange, yellow, or olive colors for Paxillus, and strongly forked/anastomosing and sometimes wavy gills.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-12 13:40:11 CDT (-0500)

Paxillus is what I meant when I said Gomphidius. I get the two mixed up sometimes. I’m familiar with the Clitocybe odor that Christian describes. This mushroom did not have that odor.

I know smell is subjective….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-12 13:36:34 CDT (-0500)

But I imagine this would smell like something if it was C. nebularis. I have only smelled it a few times though, so I have little experience with this species.

Kim Traverse of the PSMS enjoys the skunkiness of it, and eats every specimen brought into the ID clinics without getting sick! I find the skunky smell pleasant enough, but not pleasant enough to eat it.

Odor of C. nebularis
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-12 13:28:04 CDT (-0500)

On the walks I’ve lead for UCSC, some people get the strong skunky odor, others thing it smells like beer, bread, or kind of pleasant. One person even called it a delicious odor! They ate it, and got a bad stomach ache, despite my warnings.

Riverdweller – I also considered Leucopaxillus, and I think that’s a good guess, but Dan said it didn’t taste like much. Leucopaxillus out here is quite bitter. But as we know, taste varies just like odor…

C. nebularis should stink though….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-05-12 13:15:22 CDT (-0500)

Just a thought!

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-12 13:06:10 CDT (-0500)

Looks pretty close to the mushroom here.

taste mild
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-12 13:03:18 CDT (-0500)

I tasted this one and it had no flavor at all. The smell was also unremarkable. It was growing by itself under pine with maple, oak, and buckeye saplings nearby.

No veil remnants on stipe,
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-12 12:56:25 CDT (-0500)

no viscidity, no sign of dark spores. Maybe something like what we call Clitocybe nebularis but the cap color is off…

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