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Hygrophorus odoratus A.H. Sm. & Hesler
no common name
Hygrophoraceae

Species account author: Ian Gibson.
Extracted from Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.

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Species Information

Summary:
has strongly aromatic odor, somewhat as in Hygrophorus agathosmus (almonds), other features include viscid, gray cap, decurrent, distant, broad gills that are whitish becoming creamy, and dry pallid stem; description derived from Hesler(1); collections examined from OR, ID, (Hesler), collection from BC at University of British Columbia by Paul Kroeger
Cap:
2-4cm across, obtuse to broadly convex, becoming flat or disc slightly depressed and margin arched; dark ashy gray over disc, paler gray to pallid along margin, when old with faint ochraceous tinge throughout; viscid, fibrillose-streaked to matted-fibrillose under viscidity
Flesh:
soft; pallid
Gills:
decurrent, distant, broad; whitish becoming creamy, unchanging when bruised
Stem:
4-8cm x 0.3-0.6cm at top, equal or narrowing downward; pallid at first, unchanging with bruising but drying with faint ochraceous tinge; dry, bald, faintly silky at top
Odor:
strongly aromatic, somewhat as in Hygrophorus agathosmus [almonds]
Microscopic spores:
spores 11-14 x 6.5-8 microns, elliptic, smooth, inamyloid; basidia 4-spored, 40-62 x 8-10 microns; pleurocystidia and cheilocystidia not seen; gill tissue divergent; clamp connections present in gill trama and cuticular hyphae
Spore deposit:
[presumably white]

Habitat / Range

scattered on moist earth under conifers, October, (Hesler), fall

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Species References

Hesler(1), Trudell(4)*

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