Observation 75198: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2011-08-28

Collection location: Hardscrabble Mountain, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available

What a terrible specimen. Still, I wanted this to have an eternal home at MO with the hope that maybe, just maybe, someone will put a name on it. The exact odor of cheap black pepper, the flaky kind you’d get in a cheap diner.

Spores globose to subglobose, warted and inamyloid (I noticed a blue tinge to them in both KOH and Melzer’s, but it could have just been refraction).

Found in mixed conifer forest (Lodgepole Pine, Spruce, Fir) at ~9500 ft.

Collected for the 4th Annual Eagle Mushroom Festival

Species Lists


1000x Melzer’s
1000x Melzer’s

Proposed Names

63% (2)
Recognized by sight: decurrent gills, chunk of decayed material at base indicates a saprobe…

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-03 14:07:59 CDT (-0400)

Do you have a better guess?

Alan Rockefeller
By: Toad
2011-09-03 03:38:53 CDT (-0400)

Amanita muscaria? You must be drunk.