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ID Request - Blue Mushroom
    #11288214 - 10/20/09 11:48 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Sorry, folks, I know this isn't the best ID request...  I really didn't think that I'd be asking for an ID at the time, but as I was going through some of my pictures from today's outing I decided I am curious enough to ask...







Habitat:
I was checking one of my older Cyan patches and found now caramel caps there.  Instead, a bunch of these guys were growing in their place.  So...  Habitat = WOOD MULCH.  Near Pines and Alders in the PNW.

Gills:
Blue and attached

Stem:
Stems were about 2 inches tall on average.  I'd say about 1/4 inch thick and pretty hardy/meaty/dense.  As for stem color...  They were a slightly lighter blue than the rest of the specimen.

Cap:
Caps were a good 2-3 inches wide, blue and very heavy (dense/meaty/hardy).  Not slimy at all.

Spore print color:
I ended up leaving these in the field because I wasn't planning on asking for an ID, so no spore print on these guys.  Just hoping someone might be able to tell me what the heck they are.

Bruising:
No noticeable bruising (yes, I beat one up a little and waited to see).

Other information:
I took a whiff to see if there was a noticeable smell to them and they didn't really have one.  If anything they smelled 'woodsy' like their environment.


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: malukie]
    #11288264 - 10/20/09 11:53 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Wait for TI, but look up lactarius indigo.


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: rainst0rm]
    #11288280 - 10/20/09 11:55 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Wait for TI, but look up lactarius indigo.




Lactarius indigo does not grow in the PNW. 

Looks a lot like Clitocybe odora.


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11288342 - 10/21/09 12:03 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Lactarius indigo does not grow in the PNW




Thanks for correcting me.

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I took a whiff to see if there was a noticeable smell to them and they didn't really have one.  If anything they smelled 'woodsy' like their environment.





Since Clitocybe odora smells markedly like anise, could it be Stropharia pseudocyanea?


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: rainst0rm]
    #11288402 - 10/21/09 12:10 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Clitocybe odora var. pacifica maybe.


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: rainst0rm]
    #11288451 - 10/21/09 12:15 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Since Clitocybe odora smells markedly like anise, could it be Stropharia pseudocyanea?




Its not a Stropharia.  Smell it again.


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11289736 - 10/21/09 03:26 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Alan Rockefeller said:
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Since Clitocybe odora smells markedly like anise, could it be Stropharia pseudocyanea?




Its not a Stropharia.  Smell it again.





Huh...  Ok, I'll give it another shot next time I go out there.


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Re: ID Request - Blue Mushroom [Re: malukie]
    #11290384 - 10/21/09 07:56 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Looks a lot like Clitocybe odora.



:thumbup: var. odora


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