Observation 23384: Inocybe erubescens A. Blytt
When: 2008-11-05
Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Identification to species level is needed.
Suspected Scientific name: Tricholoma sp.
Fruiting body: Cap: conic to hemispheric becoming convex in age, whitish with a beige-yellow tint in age. Slightly cottony when young becoming smooth. Margin has white flakes attached that falls-off in age. Gills: notched, whitish with a yellowish tint, more so in age. Stalk: colored like cap, covered in whitish flakes when young and floccose in age, slightly tapering upwards.
Dimensions: Cap: around 4cm across. Stalk: 7-8cm tall and 1-1.5cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: yellowish in mass and under microscope. Smooth, elliptical with apiculus, 11.5-17.5 × 6.5-10µm.
Occurrence: scattered to gregarious (separate or small cluster of separate), on ground (humus) in cedar and Acer area. November 5, 2008.
Comments and Observations: Chemical tests: positive (brown on cap and gills). Odor: pleasant.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’

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It sure looks like Inocybe
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-16 00:23:25 CEST (+0200)

but to describe the smell as pleasant is a little bit funny or strange. It has to be spermatic if it is erubescens and you would describe that odor as pleasant?

Spore color?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-28 15:08:44 CEST (+0200)

Did you check the spore color in mass on deposit? Is should be brown for Inocybe. If the spores are not hyaline under the scope, then it probably isn’t Tricholoma, and Inocybe is a better possibility. With the shaggy cap, and the rosy colors at the top of the stipe, this looks more like Inocybe also.

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