Observation 5537: Inocybe sensu lato (Site ID) (Inocybaceae)

When: 2007-12-17

Collection location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Three fruiting in a commercial planting area under redwood. I was unable to obtain a spore print. Entire mushroom was 8.3cm tall.
Pileus: slightly striate at margin, somewhat satiny, flesh rather thick at the umbo. 3cm across.
Gills: Pallid, attached and smelling of almond extract when cut.
Stipe: Bulbous at the base, with an interesting “casing” the same color as the pileus. When cut open the “casing” seemed entirely superficial. Extremely tough and fibrous—hard to cut.


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Inocybe sp.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-12-20 22:07:03 CST (-0500)

Looks like a fiberhead. The stains on the stipe and slightly enlarged base are consistent with Inocybe. The almond odor is odd and usually associated with species of Agaricus, but they would have stained yellow.