Observation 262408: Inocybe sensu lato (Site ID) (Inocybaceae)

When: 2016-11-25

Collection location: Edmonds, Snohomish Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: AveryGarmire

No specimen available

Small white mushrooms, browning toward the edges and when bruised. Tough stringy stalk also bruising, have not tried spore print yet. Very light parallel groves on edges of caps. Thanks!


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Most found under row of Doug firs, which gets plenty of light into under-story ..
By: AveryGarmire
2016-11-25 13:42:52 CST (-0600)

in fir needles and cones of front yard. Ones without stems (Lentillus or Oyster) were found on dead doug fir log in woods

By: AveryGarmire
2016-11-25 13:40:22 CST (-0600)

Mushrooms demystified, had the brown specimens (with stems) down to Leucopaxillus previously, but exact type I don’t think was in book. Always takes long time with book and many are not there, when if know can take a few seconds. Primarily trying to rule out things clearly not edible vs. biological study. Still somewhat skeptical on the lentillus guess because not at all upturned and gills closer together than any picture saw online. Anyhow, thanks again.

clues for we fungal detectives:
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-11-25 12:47:22 CST (-0600)

where you found these: woods? wood chips? grass?

odor, taste (useful to confirm ID of your recent L. gentianius)?

try taking photos in natural light, but NOT bright sunlight. Stabilize your camera with a tripod or by placing in on something firm. camera shake = poor macro photos.

use macro settings, if available.

if all else fails and you are desperate to get online answers, invest in a better camera! good sharp photos = way mo’ bettah IDs. Save the mushrooms for a while so that you can follow up on ID suggestions.

what ID books are you using?

good luck! these are all learned skills, and we all start out at zero.

Thanks for the help
By: AveryGarmire
2016-11-25 12:38:40 CST (-0600)

Tried many pictures and seen countless guide photographs, don’t think I can do much better with camera I have. I think someone who knows varieties of pacific coast should know this as is fairly common. What does Sensu Lato mean and why is posted?

if you can’t see it by photo
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-11-25 12:36:55 CST (-0600)

we can’t either.
devil and ID is in the details.