Observation 120566: Inocybe (Fr.) Fr.
When: 2012-12-20
Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]
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cap 2.5cm

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Smell like green grass ;)
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-08 12:01:10 CST (-0500)

This is the typical spermatic smell of Inocybe. Almost 90% I would say smell like this. I think it is not so significant what soil it is. They are microrrhizal.
There are some sindonia-lookalikes but with Inocybe in the mediterranean areas I am not very familiar.

As I said
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-08 11:05:40 CST (-0500)

I’m very bad for smelling… I always say that the smell reminds me something that I can’t recognize. Well, after reading at that time I cutted the cap a little bit and it seemed to smell of green corn but before cutting it doesn’t have significant smell.

By photos, I would say that it is more likely I. sindonia, but more yellow than it. By other side, the soil here is mostly acid, though I find some clay zones, so…I don’t know.

I have more photos, I will upload.

Inocybe kauffmanii is not European.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-08 08:56:06 CST (-0500)

By sight alone this reminds me strongly of Inocybe hirtella or Inocybe sindonia. If you have taken it home in a closed box and you noticed a smell like bitter almonds by re-opening it it is hirtella. With no particular smell many other options, unfortunately.
A third species to confer could be I. hirtelloides. All of them have smooth spores. But this is just a hint. Inocybe is a very species-rich genus and simultaneously very difficult to ID to species level.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-21 06:45:05 CST (-0500)

Thanks Andrew. It’s very difficult to identify a Inocybe specie by sight, without a microscope, it’s my conclusion by now. Looking at physical descriptions, the only one that match is Inocybe kauffmanii, but I’m not even sure of that. Does anyone have any clue?

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