Observation 137495: Inocybe (Fr.) Fr.

Notes:
Cap silky-tan, flat with sharp umbo gills not attached, stipe striate spiral with some minor texture, 1-1/2 inches tall. Growing in cutbank beside trail in moss, lichen, etc. Fungarium – NIH and Regional mycoflora #19

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-24 15:05:22 AST (-0400)

totally smooth and bean-shaped or really nodulose-bumpy, but not truly angular-coffin-shaped like Entoloma.

Inocybe spores can occasionally look pretty entolomatoid (if you haven’t seen lots of Entoloma spores):
http://inocybaceae.org/Inocybe/img/I_curvipes_EC4_SPORES.jpg

The easiest thing to do is look for crystal-encrusted cystidia (metuloids).

I had the same thought
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-06-24 15:04:43 AST (-0400)

When posting, including the possibility of Inocybe. The good news is I have 4 fruit bodies – Entoloma spores are irregular – what do Inocybe spores look like?

Mixed?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-24 15:00:52 AST (-0400)

Not sure these are all the same. At least image 3 is an Inocybe, I don’t think any are Entoloma, possibly the last one…

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