Silky Inocybe     Section

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

Silky Inocybe     Section     

Inocybe lilacina


Narrow down your identification:

Inocybe albodisca
Cap up to 1 3/8" across; brownish, with white umbo
Odor spermatic
With any kind of tree, but especially hemlock

InocybeInocybe bronze
Cap up to 1 1/2" across; shiny bronze-colored; bluntly conical, becoming umbonate
Cap margin and stem white when young, becoming concolorous with cap

Inocybe geophyllaInocybe geophylla
Cap up to 1 1/4" across; umbonate
Cap and stem white
Odor variable: often slight, sometimes spermatic, sometimes "scented" (!)