Observation 28431: Inocybe sororia Kauffman

When: 2009-11-18

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

17% (2)
Used references: MD p.457; Trudell and Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, p.168; found in coastal mixed conifer forest ~4 miles inland
55% (1)
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Check the odor.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-19 01:21:06 CST (-0500)

I looked over that entry in that book, and they went with I. rimosa for the PNW material. But they note that the difference between I. rimosa and I. sororia is that I. rimosa smells spermatic and I. sororia smells of corn silk. I went over this with John Brown down here a few years back, and he thought I. rimosa was a good name for awhile, but then later thought I. sororia was a better name for what we see around our parts. I just talked this over with Prof. Desjardin a few weeks ago, and he thought that I. sororia was a better name for the Cali. stuff. But was probably open to argument. I think I’ve been putting all the other Mendocino obs. of this species under I. sororia.

Not sure if other people have more info on the I. rimosa/I. sororia quandary?

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