Else Vellinga brought in the cool little mushroom. It was at most 3cm tall. I’m pretty sure it was gilled, but it was hard to tell for sure. Your guess at spore color is as good as mine! I’m hoping Else took it home and will provide an id at some point.

2008-01-29: Updated to Inocybe sp. based on Else’s comment.


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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-29 16:07:19 EST (-0500)

4’s a charm!
Alan found a similar looking species in Mexico:

By: else
2008-01-29 12:54:45 EST (-0500)

it’s lamellae are chockful of thick-walled pleurocystidia with crystals on the top; spores are brown and ellipsoid-bean-shaped, without a germ pore. In other words it is an Inocybe.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-29 03:40:28 EST (-0500)

I have some guesses. I can’t really narrow it down without some more information though.

Else’s got the eye!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-01-28 11:06:32 EST (-0500)

That is one amazing fruit body! Any wild guesses? Else has the greatest depth of any of us (put together?) insofar as international shrooms, and their weirdly similar North American counterparts. I look forward to hearing more about it…

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-28 00:56:07 EST (-0500)

Woah!! That’s very unique! Too bad there were not any mature specimens to get a better guess.