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Been finding a lot of funnel Clitocybes. Pinkish/tan smell of anise. Are these Funnel Clitocybes edible as long as they smell sweet? I know I have found some other species that are pretty foul smelling.
Also what are the white Clitocybes that I keep finding that slime me with mucous every time I get tricked into picking them up?
Or any other purple Cortinarius. Though I am far less concerned about mixing those up because the spore colours are so different (pinkish, off white, buff for C. nuda, rusty orange/brown for Cotinarius).
Is the scent identification enough? I have found what I assume are Funnel Clitocybes that smell of sweet anise, and some similar but obviously different Clitocybes that smell acrid. Is the scent enough of an indicator for a positive ID?
Quote: DaveOdd said: Is the scent enough of an indicator for a positive ID?
I would say "no" seeing as most of the good identifiers I know often have a hard time with scent for identification purposes. Not always, but enough that I advise caution. The only Clitocybe I have tried eating is C. nuda.