Observation 79626: Clitocybe sensu lato

When: 2011-10-13

Collection location: Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

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Growing beneath Liriodendron tulipifera and a species of Acer in predominantly hardwood forest.

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A Few Questions…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-16 22:00:40 PDT (-0700)

The gills seem slightly flesh colored in Observation (172681) compared to the pure white gills in this specimen. They also seem not as decurrent as this specimen.
Also it seems as if the gills are more crowded in Observation (172681).

Does gill color in some species of Clitocybe change as the mushroom matures?
and does the depth of the decurrent….ness(?) hehe… and width between the gills vary from specimen to specimen within the same species?

Am I looking a bit too hard at the differences in these two specimens?

Thank you for the comparison by the way.

Clitocybe robusta
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-10-16 21:17:05 PDT (-0700)

is usually gregarious to scattered, never clustered in my experience. The odor is most noticeable when the fruitings are at room temperature. Some do not find it objectionable. To me it smells similar to skunk cabbage. A heavy spore print should be yellowish.

growth habit/smell/spore print
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-16 20:27:55 PDT (-0700)

I was reading on MushroomExpert.com that Clitocybe robusta and C. alba (which are supposedly synonyms) have a “clustered growth habit”, a “sickly, foul odor” and a “pale yellowish” colored spore print.

This specimen was growing alone, it hardly had a smell and the smell that was present was not a foul odor, and the spore print was white.

The only C. robusta description I’ve read is Kuo’s.
Here——→ http://www.mushroomexpert.com/clitocybe_robusta.html
So I don’t have anything to compare to his description.

I will put this one under the scope when I can and maybe that will help us figure out a good candidate.

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