When: 2011-05-30

Collection location: Wyoming Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

I could detect no smell of garlic. But the taste was definitely garlicy.


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I seem to have difficulty…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-02-02 17:03:21 -05 (-0500)

distinguishing subnudus and scorodonius. These little mushrooms aren’t exactly the most exciting thing to be seen in the woods. But I really should make an effort to bring some home for the purpose of identifying a few distinguishing characteristics.

Thanks Noah.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-06-15 11:14:31 -05 (-0500)

The first pic in closeup does appear to show some coating on the stipe. I’ll downgrade my proposal.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-06-15 06:55:01 -05 (-0500)

Mycetinis scorodonius should have a smooth bare stipe, this on is finely pubescent.

I guess the lack of
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-06-15 06:49:10 -05 (-0500)

garlic odor does bring suspicion to my scorodonius ID. And perhaps I had confused “bitter” with “garlicky” for the taste. So the Gymnopus subnudus possibility is difficult to rule out. Interesting to me that G. subnudus had once been placed into Marasmius. I take it that “scorodonus” has now been put into genus Mycetinis.

I’ve seen a couple more of these recently (no garlic odor). If I run into another one I’ll give it a closer look. Thanks for the input!