Observation 75425: Clitocybe nuda (Fr.) H.E. Bigelow & A.H. Sm.

When: 2011-08-26

Seen at: Senguio, Michoacan, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

On display at the 14th Annual Fungus Fair in Senguio, Michoacan, Mexico. (La Faria del Hongo)



Proposed Names

86% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: Fragrant scent
-4% (4)
Recognized by sight

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can’t argue with the nose…
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-05 15:20:11 EDT (-0400)

you got my vote. I’ve never seen them so big, but I think I remember seeing them start out more tan than purple, late in the fall.

By: Byrain
2011-09-05 15:10:04 EDT (-0400)

Does C. tarda have a purplish stem/gills? This did (Although aged and the color was beginning to somewhat fade) and as Alan said, its was overall bigger then what I have been calling C. tarda in California (Even though those get big at times too).


And again, the smell matched with the C. nuda I find in CA rather then the smell with the C. tarda.

Too large for C. tarda
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-05 11:36:19 EDT (-0400)

This did look a little unusual for C. nuda, however the cap was larger than the maximum 6 cm listed for C. tarda. C. nuda is not nearly as common in Mexico as it is in California.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-09-05 10:33:39 EDT (-0400)


Clitocybe is almost impossible to ID from photos but C. nuda is thicker and chunkier. The gills start off purple and fade to beige. I have never seen them with a pink color.

C. tarda?
By: Byrain
2011-09-05 00:30:24 EDT (-0400)

How do you figure? Other observations with C. tarda as the name look totally different and this smelled like C. nuda.

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