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)
Description: The cap is small, 3-6 cm in diameter, first convex, later – concave, with a drooping, sometimes wavy edge, fine fleshy, yellowish-gray, grayish or pale ocher, pale yellow.
The plates are narrow, descending, whitish, gray-brownish with age.
Spore powder is white.
The leg 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.
Distribution: Lives from early September to early October in coniferous and mixed forests, in groups, rarely.
Similarity: Similar to the aniseed talker, from which it differs in the yellowish color of the cap.
Evaluation: Little known edible mushroom, eaten fresh (boiled for about 10 minutes) or pickled