Buttons silvery lilac, smells of bleach. Found in mixed pine tree plantation.


Copyright © 2011 Britney
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They do look alike…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-05-03 00:42:14 CDT (-0400)

On MushroomTalk I posted 5-6 photos of I. lilacina that I have collected from various areas of the PNW and Europe – I can’t tell them apart. But we know that there are at least 2 species and likely more.

I will upload them somewhere and try to link them here.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-03 00:31:58 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for your comment, I bumped this in response to the debate on your lilac-y Inocybe.
Are the many examples of Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina from CA, OR, &WA labeled incorrectly then?
I watch the talk on MO about names and all and don’t want to add to the mislabeling of Inocybe…thanks

Affinity to I. lilacina
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-05-02 17:12:16 CDT (-0400)

Britney, this reminds me of the previous observation (66300) – a species in the I. lilacina group. By saying that I. lilacina does not occur in the West, I was not trying to suggest that similar species do not occur. The point was that what is known from Europe in the “strict sense” does not appear to exist in the West. Again, I say “appear” as it is not completely certain. This is based on genetic data. In general with Inocybe you see very similar species and significant differences in the genetic markers that we use, far more than other groups. Hope that makes sense.

Also consider that there are other Inocybe that can have lilac, which are far away from the I. lilacina group. I find the I. albodisca to have lilac, but it has very different spores and falls in other clades.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-02 16:42:43 CDT (-0400)