When: 2012-04-25

Collection location: Vilthus, Spodnji Slemen, Maribor, Slovenia [Click for map]

Who: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)

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Recognized by sight: on fir, smell is cruel!

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Look at my other observation from December.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-28 00:39:41 CST (+0800)

That’s why this find here is dried up and shrivelled. I found them within the walls of an old ruined devastated castle in mixed coniferous wood on fir as fir is the most preferred host for that species in Europe. Didn’t expect to stumble upon them at this time of the year too … but this year was unusually cold. Unfortunately now it is unusually HOT for end of April and I am afraid mushroom season is over again before it starts due to dryness.

Time of year
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2012-04-28 00:30:13 CST (+0800)

I usually find them during the cold months

I had the same issue with odor when I made this observation…


Don’t know why
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-28 00:21:12 CST (+0800)

but they don’t always smell when I find them either. When they do, it reminds of rotten cabbage, somewhat like Thelephora palmata.

But the awful odor is one of the characteristics of this species!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-27 23:43:11 CST (+0800)

Maybe there are people who do not consider it bad. It is a mixture of tar and something undefineable and for me it almost causes nausea to even smell very shortly. But when the fruitbodies are dry and old like the ones shown here then they get smelly after a while during transport and not immediately.
Could be there are different species on different continents?

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2012-04-27 23:13:08 CST (+0800)

I have never smelled a bad Phyllotopsis nidulans, I wonder why that is.