Observation 63745: Tricholomopsis rutilans (Schaeff.) Singer
When: 2011-02-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I was certainly NOT looking to bring this home again. But here it is, the first fungus I came across on my walk today.
Found in a pine tree plantation, different than my normal grounds. I’m going to draw the conclusion that is the same or similar to obs. 63663.

Cap: 5.5-6 cm in diameter. Reddish brown fibers darkening at margin. Some of the fibers appear scaly, none separating easily from the cap. Smooth to the touch with no sticky or oily feel. Margin incurved, then flaring. Cap’s coloring honey brown with much darker portion near the center where the cap folds in.
Context is watery yellow brown (pallid?) and thin, about 3 mm at it’s thickest.

Gills: Creamy golden yellow, browner closer to the context. Edges not dramatically different than faces. Appearing notched. About 4 mm in depth.

Stem: 8.5 cm in length, 1.5-2 cm width, apex slightly wider at the point it folds in. Bulb-ish base, at least .5 inches under ground. Base yellow like gills, bruising orange when cut. Vinaceous and brown fibrils on stem, but not occurring on the apex nor on the base. Very purple-red in one spot. Stem’s fibers brushing off easily, not bruising or changing color. Hollow at the apex, filling in to solid mid-stem down to base. Entire surface of stem staining orange when cut and remaining stained.

Spores: print looks white

Smell and taste: Mild to none.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Round two! Reddish brown fibrils on cap and stem, bulbous base, gills creamy yellow and close,notched, found with pine.

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Thanks all
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-02-22 09:54:29 CST (-0600)
Not Inocybe
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-02-22 02:48:48 CST (-0600)

The stem and cap shape are wrong for Inocybe, and the gills are the wrong color for that stage of maturity. The bits of duff that are attached to the stem suggest that it is saprophytic.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-21 22:59:32 CST (-0600)

I think Tricholomopsis rutilans seems to be a good candidate!
Good Call.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-02-21 19:04:08 CST (-0600)

can you expand on the reasons why you feel Inocybe is not likely? I have another observation that is very similar to this one, and many thought Inocybe to be correct. You even voted it highly likely and my notes on both are identical minus the spore info, which I am waiting for now.
Any comments are welcome, it’s easier for me to learn where my thinking errors are if I can be shown the reasons why my thoughts don’t make sense. Make sense?

Cap Fibers…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-21 15:48:08 CST (-0600)

I can see the cap fibers in this one!

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