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

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

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Species Information

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
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
soft; pallid
decurrent, distant, broad; whitish becoming creamy, unchanging when bruised
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
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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