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Hygrophorus agathosmus
almond-scented waxcap, gray almond waxy-cap, almond woodwax

Distribution: Fairly common in the PNW, northern California, and the Rocky Mountains. It is less common elsewhere in North America and also occurs in Europe and Asia.

Habitat: It grows in conifer forests, particularly with spruce.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Hygrophorus agathosmus fruitbodies exhibit grayish to gray-brownish viscid caps, white gills, white to pale gray dry stipes, and an odor of almond extract (or sometimes said to be of anise or celery).

Accepted Name:
Hygrophorus agathosmus Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hygrophorus agathosmus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Hygrophorus agathosmus photos.

4 photographs:
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