Observation 92405: Inocybe (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2012-04-10

Collection location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: BlueCanoe

No specimen available

A small group growing in pine needles and grass beneath a pitch pine (Pinus rigida); there were also deodar cedars nearby (Cedrus deodara).



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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-11 19:31:34 CEST (+0200)

irene…it is a rather small key, but it never hurts to take a look.

stipe base; collection
By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-11 18:59:44 CEST (+0200)

Yeah, I just pulled it out of the ground, rather than trying to excavate at all. There could be a bulb buried down there, I suppose.

If you really need to look at this mushroom, I could make a return visit and collect a sample. But I’m o.k. with leaving this at Inocybe sp.

A key to Inocybe
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-11 18:57:29 CEST (+0200)

including about 30 species won’t get you very far.. not anywhere, to be honest.
My guess is that you have a couple of hundred species to choose from in your area.

in the…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-11 18:51:19 CEST (+0200)

third picture, it really looks like the bottom of the stipe was broken off a little prematurely.
i suppose you do not have any dried material.
i would be willing to scope it if you did.

By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-11 18:51:14 CEST (+0200)

Thanks for the help, everyone. Looking at that key, I am not going to get very far without smelling the mushroom, and I should have also dug up the base of the stipe to make sure it doesn’t have a bulb. I’m not prepared to get into microscopy, either. At least the cap size is large enough to rule some things out based on their descriptions.

Wow, a key to Inocybe
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-11 18:31:20 CEST (+0200)

based on macroscopical features. That is really bold!
I suppose you didn’t look at the spores?

take a look at this key…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-11 18:23:51 CEST (+0200)

see what you can come up with.

By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-11 18:12:49 CEST (+0200)

No bulb, unless it was well below the surface of the ground. In the third photo, you can see soil sticking to the lower stipe where it had been below ground.

No immediate (2-3 minute) staining observed. In the second photo, some older damage to the gills appears to have turned brown.

The caps were about 6 cm wide.

i assumed…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-11 15:05:40 CEST (+0200)

it was lost during harvest.
BlueCanoe did you notice a marginate bulb at the base?

Inocybe mixtilis
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-11 14:26:19 CEST (+0200)

has a prominent bulb which I cannot see in the pictures.

If you noticed
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-11 13:54:10 CEST (+0200)

stains of red and green, it could be something around Inocybe haemacta

Sorry, don’t know
By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-11 05:07:33 CEST (+0200)

I always forget to smell mushrooms.

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