Observation 85314: Hodophilus paupertinus (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Adamčík, Birkebak & Looney

When: 2011-12-28

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

growing in moss along road cut.

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-61% (2)
Recognized by sight: small, dull gray caps, widely spaced gills.
Based on chemical features: strong odor of napthalene or mothballs.
92% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: H. foetens is a European species and H. paupertinus is the only Hodophilus species known from Western North America.

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thanks for the update.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-12-18 15:24:02 CST (-0600)

If there is only of one of these mothball scented Hodophilus in the West, it’s an easy ID!

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