When: 2017-12-01

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

Who: Cody Morgan (Cody)

Specimen available

My apologies for the bad pictures of a single beat up fruitbody but I wanted to post this to record specimen.

Growing under leaf litter around mostly oak with scattered pine, drainage area for rain water. Other species in the general area were Pholiotina rugosa, Tricholoma terreum and other Inocybe species.

cap is a light brown/tan with darker brown radial fibers towards the margin, darker on the disc, might have had a slight umbo but its hard to say since it was so dried out.

Gills attached, light cinnamon brown, edges slightly fimbriate and looked white untill the gills dried and matured becoming concolorous with the faces. Bruised purplish black/ brown where damaged.

Stem light tan, longitudinally striate, possibly pruinose, might have had a slight basal bulb but I broke it off moving leaf litter around so I cant say. The base was a blackish color but I assume that was from cold tempatures. After handling it appeared to bruise greenish or greyish blue, also noticeable where the stem was bent. This could just be my eyes tricking me or an affect from the tempature but ive never seen it cause these colors.

Ive been pondering this find the last few days and it resembles the elusive Inocybe insignis. I doubt it is but it seems like a possibility atleast.

I cant recall a distinct odor however my nose has been stuffed up and this fruitbody was fairly dried out.

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By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2019-01-16 04:07:55 EST (-0500)

Hi. This resource may be helpful now or in the somewhat near future for identifying collections like this one:

Inocybe insignis
By: Michael Kuo (michaelkuo)
2018-01-21 14:56:29 EST (-0500)

This collection has been accessioned into the Herbarium of Michael Kuo (http://www.mushroomexpert.com/herbarium/index.html). Microscopic data: hymenial cystidia 50-65 × 15-20; widely lageniform; very thick-walled; smooth; developing apical encrustations; golden yellow to hyaline. Spores 8-11 × 6-8; nodulose; brownish golden.

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