Observation 68829: Inocybe pyriodora (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-06-08

Collection location: Plumas Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike (mjfriend)

No specimen available

I found this on soil in eastern Plumas County in a Jeffrey pine-dominated forest at 5600-foot elevation where a thinning project was done about 5 years ago and underburning was done 2years ago. This mushroom is abundant there now, mostly in open canopy areas. We have had abundant rain lately and the heavy snow pack melted off this area about 4 weeks ago.

Deep brown spore color; adnexed gills; slightly fruity odor. Matches Arora’s description of Inocybe pyriodora very well but the odor is very faint. With a name like I. pyriodora I’d expect the odor to be more distinct. Perhaps one of the other similar Inocybes and/or a species not treated in Arora.
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