Observation 5756: Inocybe pudica Kühner (Site ID) (Inocybe whitei)

When: 2007-12-28

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

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

There were bunches of white inocybes in this location and I casually picked this one without making any notes, only to find that it was getting redder and redder, once picked. Oh, and it may have been a pale straw color when picked. It had no discernible odor. The pileus was 3cm across, stipe .7cm wide at apex and 4cm tall. Probably associated with live oak, although I do remember it was fruiting alone in an open grassy area.
I. jurana now called I. adaequata.


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Recognized by sight: orangey-red staining, whitish overall, smaller than I. adaequata sensu CA

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yeah, but…
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-01-03 21:46:39 CST (-0600)

…I. pudica is listed as being associated with conifers. I don’t know how fluid that sort of thing is but there’s no conifers anywhere near where these were found. Are there other reddening Inocybes that fruit with live oak?

Looks like I. pudica
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2008-01-03 19:59:21 CST (-0600)

It looks like I. pudica rather than I. adaequata…see The Fungi of California for pics and a description of I. adaequata.

oak habitat
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2008-01-01 18:53:47 CST (-0600)

I thought I. pudica sounded like a good fit, too, until I saw that it favors conifers. This is an entirely oak habitat.

Sure it isn’t Inocybe pudica?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-01-01 00:56:50 CST (-0600)

The photos don’t fit the concept I’ve developed in southern California for I. adaequata. It sounds like this one had more of a staining reaction than just a pinking/vinaceous tinge. See observation 283 for what I’ve been calling I. adaequata.

Inocybe jurana
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-12-30 08:23:45 CST (-0600)

There is a good description of it in “Mushrooms Demystified”