Clitocybe odora 

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Clitocybe odora (Bull.) P. Kumm. 1871

The ‘aniseed funnel cap’ is a beautiful dry-capped, fibrillose light blue-green hued cliItocybe - darker on its depressed central disc - initially with an inrolled margin becoming wavy and having a strong but pleasant anise-like odor. Gills are close and concolorous with the cap. Spore print is cream to buff-pink. The stipe is white to buff, and is stuffed becoming hollow in age. It grows in mixed forest as a saprobe from summer through fall.  It can be found on the forest floor duff in mixed broadleaf-conifer woods. While edible, its strong aroma suggests it is best dried, pulverized and used as a condiment. Clitocybe odora is in the Tricholomataceae family of the Agaricales order.