Jump to content

Mushroom ID - Oregon - Willamette Valley - White Mushroom

Recommended Posts


Picked this one by itself among a DougFir / Red Cedar area.

Nice earthy mushroom scent - but I don't smell the apricot odor I normally smell with yellow Chanterelles.

Taking a spore sample now; will post a picture of that if I can get a good sample.

It looks like it wants to be a White Chanterelle, but the veins don't quit look right to me. Look too much like gills to me...











The more closely I look at this...and these are indeed gills...not veins/false gills like most Chanterelles. So its got to be something else. Notice the close up after I cut the stem. The gills are more pronounced with this picture.


Any thoughts of which specie this might be to point me a direction?






Link to post
Share on other sites

In this most recently posted photo you can see that the layer of gill material could be separated/peeled from the rest of the cap. This is strong evidence contrary to this mushroom possibly being some type of Chanterelle. Otherwise, it does not look like a Chanterelle to me. Maybe a species of Clitocybe? If I found a mushroom here in PA that looked like this I would consider Entoloma abortivum. But I'm not sure if E. abortivum is known to occur in OR. 

Knowing spore print color may be useful. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely not C. subalbidus.  Similar in appearance to Leucopaxillus albissimus.  Also Clitocybe nebularis, however this one smells bad and has a light yellow spore print.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The white spore print rules out Entoloma abortivum (which seemed quite unlikely anyway). Frosted appearance on cap suggests comparison with Clitocybe ditopus. Although the mushroom seen here appears to be large/robust for this species   https://www.mycoquebec.org/bas.php?trie=C&l=l&nom=Clitocybe ditopus / Clitocybe ubiquiste&tag=Clitocybe ditopus&gro=130  .

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.