Observation 74509: Clitocybe sect. Odorae H.E. Bigelow

When: 2011-08-21

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

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Odor slight; probably on account of so much rainfall. I’ve been noticing that lots of otherwise strongly aromatic mushrooms have recently been exhibiting little odor.



Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Turquoise tones on cap.
55% (1)
Used references: North American Species of Clitocybe
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Anise scent, white gills
Used references: North American Species of Clitocybe

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That would key out to Clitocybe odora var. odora then
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2016-09-25 16:15:57 PDT (-0700)
Thanks Django.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-09-25 07:31:34 PDT (-0700)

Actually, I wondered about calling this “odora”, but I didn’t know there were other options available for this whitish aqua-flushed type.

During a several week period of August I found (what I believe to be) this species in multiple locations.

There was an anise scent with these, just not nearly as prominent as with what I have IDed as C. odoroa in past years.

Were the caps hygrophanous?
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2016-09-24 18:05:52 PDT (-0700)

Since the odor was faint, this is Clitocybe aeruginosa or Clitocybe glaucoalba and not Clitocybe odora. If it was hygrophanous it would be Clitocybe aeruginosa.

fruiting like crazy all over CT
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-08-23 18:37:17 PDT (-0700)

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