Observation 105191: Inocybe suaveolens D.E. Stuntz

When: 2012-08-12

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

1% (3)
Based on microscopic features: spores sub-polygonal.
44% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Spores nodulose, not angular, too dark brown for Entoloma (unless mounting medium was Melzer’s)
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: White silky cap, stem thick and pruinose, with marginate bulb at the base.
Based on microscopic features: Nodulose spores

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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Didn’t record the odor.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-27 11:55:49 PDT (-0700)

But that’s a good point about the marginate bulb, Alan. I’ve observed other Inocybes (species?) that exhibit this trait. Thanks for the proposal. If I see this type again, I’ll examine more closely. “Lily-of-the-valley” is certainly an interesting odor for an Inocybe!

Didn’t scope gill material.

When I believe a specimen is an Entoloma (my initial proposal) I generally don’t bother to try to get a species name… well, with some notable exceptions. There are so many species of Entoloma that require some rather intense analysis to get to species… Well, I guess you can also say this about Inocybe.

Did it have an odor?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-09-27 08:35:15 PDT (-0700)

Inocybe suaveolens is supposed to smell like sweet pea or lily-of-the-valley or both.

Your welcome Dave
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-09-27 08:24:06 PDT (-0700)

I have seen this or a closely related Inocybe before, this should have had apically encrusted pleurocystida?

Thanks Christine.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-27 08:12:54 PDT (-0700)

I admit that the difference between “angular” and “nodular” is a bit confusing to me. But I think I see what you mean… These spores are not what I sometimes refer to as “sub-polygonal.” The little projections (nodes) are not something that I typically see on Entoloma spores. And yet, some of the spores in this photo lack the node(s) and do look sub-polygonal to me. The observation about the spore color seems useful… which brings up another point.

Spore prints for some Inocybes is a fairly light brown that is easily confused with the color pink.

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