Collection location: Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon, USA [Click for map]
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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… was white, so it cannot be a Psilocybe. The colors, smell, etc. all match the description of M. maculata.
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.