Almond Scented mushroom

James J. Worrall jworrall at rodan.syr.edu
Tue Aug 23 09:54:35 EST 1994


>In a previous article, ar416 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Doug Brubacher) says:
>>
>>A friend showed me a specimen found in a wooded area--it looks
>>like a russula species perhaps (evenly spaced, white, attached
>>gills, white stipe about 1 cm thick).  The cap is a golden brown
>>colour and is dry.  The interesting thing is the odour--a strong, 
>>pleasant scent of almonds (like Amareto).  Does anyone know what
>>species might have such an odour?
>>-- 
Russula laurocerasi has an almond odor.

J. Worrall





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