Fragrant talker (Clitocybe fragrans) photo and description

Fragrant talker (Clitocybe fragrans)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Tricholomataceae (Tricholomaceae or Ordinary)
  • Genus: Clitocybe (Clitocybe or Talker)
  • Species: Clitocybe fragrans (Fragrant talker)


Clithocybe fragrant

Fragrant talker Clitocybe fragrans


The cap is small, 3-6 cm in diameter, at first convex, later - concave, with a lowered, sometimes wavy edge, thin fleshy, yellowish-gray, grayish or pale ocher, pale yellow.

The plates are narrow, descending, whitish, gray-brownish with age.

Spore powder is white.

The stem is thin, 3-5 cm long and 0.5-1 cm in diameter, cylindrical, solid, pubescent at the base, yellowish-gray, one-color with a cap.

The pulp is thin, brittle, watery, with a strong odor of anise, whitish.


Inhabits from early September to early October in coniferous and mixed forests, in groups, rarely.


It is similar to aniseed govorushka, from which it differs in the yellowish color of the cap.


Little-known edible mushroom, eaten fresh (boiled for about 10 minutes) or pickled