Anise talker (Clitocybe odora) photo and description

Anise Talker (Clitocybe odora)

  • 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 odora (Aniseed talker)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Fragrant talker
  • Fragrant talker

Other names:

  • Fragrant talker

  • Fragrant talker

Anise talker


Diameter 3-10 cm, bluish-green in youth, convex, with a curled edge, then fading to yellow-gray, prostrate, sometimes concave. The pulp is thin, pale gray or pale green, with a strong aniseed-dill aroma and weak taste.


Frequent, descending, pale greenish.

Spore powder:



Length up to 8 cm, thickness up to 1 cm, thickened at the base, cap color or lighter.


Grows from August to October in coniferous and deciduous forests.

Similar species:

There are a lot of similar ryadovok and talkers; Clitocybe odora can be unmistakably distinguished by a combination of two features: a characteristic color and anise smell. One single sign does not mean anything yet.


The mushroom is edible, although the strong smell persists after cooking. In a word, not for everybody.

Video about the mushroom Aniseed talker:


This mushroom is attractive at least because it allows you to identify itself with a high degree of probability, which cannot be said about many other representatives of the genus Clitocybe. As practice has shown, with a sufficient harvest (and in dry warm weather), it can be determined without picking it up and not even bending down. You can not see him at all: the thick smell of anise is given out by the mushroom head. If someone likes this scent, it makes sense to rip off a few young hats and put them on the bottom of the basket; walk like this for several hours, and all summer it will seem that the anise talker is somewhere nearby.