Observation 13136: Inocybe calamistrata (Fr.) Gillet
When: 2008-10-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I thought I had collected this rather unusual mushroom, but when I got home I didn’t find it in my collection bucket. So … photos are all I have. Fungus was 3 inches tall, 1/3 inch across cap; gills adnexed (I think), white to light buff-brown (very young specimen), interior of stipe brown as well; with pronounced scales both on the top of the cap and on the stipe. This is what attracted me at first to it. Light chocolate-brown for both the stipe and cap, but with scales that are whitish (or at least lighter colored in sunlight – see photo showing my fingers). Base of stalk is an unusual smokey gray color. I would not call the base a volva, but perhaps some would.

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Used references: Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified
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Thanks once again, Darvin.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-27 00:06:44 CST (-0500)

I gotta ask: do you have an eidetic memory?

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