When: 2017-11-25

Collection location: Franklin Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cody Morgan (Cody)

Specimen available

Growing in rocky disturbed drainage ditches bordering pine and oak treeline. Fruiting with many other Inocybe sp, one was growing from the same hole in the dirt as an Inocybe.

Caps quickly fading to tan after removing the leaf litter protecting them, one appeared to be faintly striate but maybe not.

Gills fairly well spaced and sub-decurrent or attached with a slightly decurrent tooth? Sadly I couldnt get them to drop spores but the gills have dried to a brownish color.

Stem fairly sturdy, purplish tinted mycelium at the base.

At first I assumed they were a Deconica because of the slightly decurrent gils and possibly striate hygrophanous cap. After further investigation im leaning towards something in Cortinarius subgenus telamonia, C. flexipes seems real close.


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Thanks for bringing this up Dave
By: Cody Morgan (Cody)
2018-01-11 21:46:40 PST (-0800)

Unfortunately I was unable to get a discernable spore print but the gills dried to a cinnamon brown color. Another thing that bothered me about this ID was at the time I was sure the cap of the smaller FB was faintly striate, looking closely at the thumbnail seems to suggest the same.

Looking at various Deconica I happened upon this species http://www.en.psilosophy.info/....

Lots of exellent pictures on that webpage and it looks like a pretty close match, fits the description aswell.

Cody, did you know a spore print color for this?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-11 20:23:52 PST (-0800)

In second photo down the gills look kinda grayish. I’m wondering if Hypholoma makes sense here…?

C. flexipes types have gills that are more closely spaced than the ones seen in this observation.