Clitocybe odora (Bull.) P. Kumm.
Family: Tricholomataceae
Blue-green Anise Mushroom
Clitocybe odora image
National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Poisonous

Habitat: Growing scattered or gregariously on litters or terrestrial.

Description: Cap: 5-10 cm, convex with an enrolled margin when young, becoming flat as it matures, smooth and blue to greenish coloured which makes it look beautiful. Hymenophore: Slightly decurrent gills, close to crowded, whitish to pinkish and bluish as looked together. Stem: 5-10 cm tall up to 2 cm thick, more or less equal, covered with thin white hairs which disappears with frequent handling and appears brownish with white mycelium at the base. Flesh: Thin and whitish. Spore Print: Pinkish.

Comments: The blue-green to dull greenish colour helps to identify this species immediately in the field. The other anise-scented Clitocybes are never blue-green. C. aeruginosa has a greenish cap, but has white spores and does not smell like anise.