Notes: These looked like small non-discript brown Inocybes, although slightly larger in stature then other brown Inocybes I have been finding. But the scent of these is fairly strong as kinda a cross between dried fruit/fermenting fruit/and a little cinnamon (maybe). Also the stipe of the yonger one here shows reddish/pinkish staining, and when I cut it in half it slowly started to show pinkish stains. So, that matches the description in Arora.
Inocybe pyriodora (Pers.) P. Kumm. on MyCoPortal
Inocybe pyriodora on MycoBank
Preferred Name: Inocybe fraudans (Britzelm.) Sacc.
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The most common ‘matsutake’/fruit scented Inocybe in California is generally referred to as I. fradans. The Swiss books shows a picture that is a pretty good match to what I find most commonly. According to the Swiss books I. pyriodora is a synonym for I. fradans. There are other Inocybes with the same odor, but they generally have some distinctive coloration (blue-green tones, a grey tomentose cap, reddish tones etc.).
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