Inocybe lacera

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Inocybe pyriodoraBrown, Olive, Orange or Tan Spored     Suborder
Gills not free
Spore print tan, orange, deep ochre, yellowish olive, olive brown, rusty or cinnamon brown or deep brown
Ring usually either absent or not membranous

Cortinarius semisanguineusTerrestrial Brown Spored     Family
Growing on the ground

Inocybe pyriodoraInocybe     Genus
Cap with prominent radial fibers, often splitting radially
All parts of the mushroom often scaly, scurfy, or tufted with minute hairs (barely visible on the stem in this image)
Cap usually less than 2" across

Inocybe pyriodoraCoarsely Fibrillose Inocybe     Section
Cap with conspicuous pointed bundles or tufts of fibers; often with a torn appearance
Typically straw-colored or tan

Inocybe lacera      (Fries) Karsten

Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.


Microscropic Characters