Observation 70171: Tricholoma saponaceum (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-06-25

Collection location: Broome Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Does NOT smell like soap. Odor pleasant. Fused cluster of three mushrooms growing in oak woods with some hemlock. Waiting for spore drop.



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Tricholoma saponaceum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-26 15:52:02 CDT (-0400)

Can have variable odors. Also some collections bruise reddish.

Looks to me like
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-06-26 10:12:57 CDT (-0400)

T. saponaceum. But there is no soapy smell. Checked a few more traits today… white spores not amyloid, elliptical to egg shaped 5-6 × 3-4. Context in stipe white but slightly pinkish in base. These traits support saponaceum. Maybe with all the rain we’ve been getting, the odor is washed out. Also, the whitish ground color for the caps is kinda pale for saponaceum. But maybe the rain could have contributed to this? Of course, colors on some types of mushrooms do occasionally vary.

Looks familiar
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-26 10:07:28 CDT (-0400)

But I am drawing a blank on the name…

Created: 2011-06-26 01:03:33 CDT (-0400)
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