When: 2011-11-13

Collection location: Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ruzica and Sava Krstic (ruzasava)

Specimen available

Found a few miles from Ripplebrook Ranger Station.

Growing on rotten wood. Caps hygrophanous.

Odor mildly but distinctly spermatic.

Spores 7-9 × 4.5-5.5 microns.

Cheilocystidia difficult to see; had to prepare four slides to finally find them.

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Used references: Maas Geesteranus, “Mycenas of the Northern Hemisphere”.

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Spore print
By: Ruzica and Sava Krstic (ruzasava)
2011-11-16 01:42:51 CST (-0500)

… was white, so it cannot be a Psilocybe. The colors, smell, etc. all match the description of M. maculata.

By: Excited delirium [EXD]▼ (Excited delirium [EXD]▼)
2011-11-16 01:18:49 CST (-0500)

Was the station nearby a clearcut or logging road by chance? Besides the white gills and strange stem color, the spermatic smell, the habitat difference – they have a vague resemblence to Psilocybe pelliculosa imo.