Observation 14027: Inocybe sensu lato (Site ID) (Inocybaceae)

When: 2008-11-08

Collection location: St. Genis, France [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found near blue spruce.

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69% (3)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Used references: Fungi Non Delineati, Inocybe alpine e subalpine by Erminio Ferrari and the web

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Seems to big
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-12 04:18:57 CST (-0600)

I. paludinella is very tiny, the cap rarely exceeding 1 inch.
If this is the site where it was found, the habitat doesn’t look right either.
My first thought here, was Inocybe sindonia (but there are quite a few other pale Inocybe-species).

Not quite white…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-12 03:10:05 CST (-0600)

I wouldn’t say these are white, but a light tan, with the gills and stipe concolorous with the cap. I’m not sure if that still makes it close to what you have.

Sorry, didn’t look under the scope, the group had close to 100 different samples brought in, and people were just going through what was easy or that they thought was interesting. No one got around to looking at these, including me.

Not brown
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2008-11-11 23:28:26 CST (-0600)

In a world full of Inocybes that are some shade of brown, a white species is fairly unique. My suggestion, relying on the limited information so far, is strictly a guess based on the photo and the very limited options I could find in the literature I have. This species does have fairly distinctive angular spores which Doug may have observed…or not.

how is this inocybe different from all other Inocybes??
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-11 18:49:57 CST (-0600)