Identification: Id?

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  1. Thomas Anonymous

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    I like the spore-print-on-tinfoil idea, eh? You really see the color.
    This single, solitary individual was growing on my lawn.
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Would you call the spore colour dull brown or rusty brown?
    My first blithe stab at it is Inocybe sp. ... if the cap looked more fibrous, I'd feel better about that guess.
    :-)
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    Rusty brown, I would think.

    Inocybe?

    Boy, there sure are lots of small brown mushrooms around, eh?
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep Nature sure seems to like brown :-)
    The colour on my screen looks more dull, but, if the colour is rusty brown, that says probably Cortinarius, and since Corts tend to dominate, that makes it more likely. Can you see any thready remnants on the stem or cap edge of a cortina? Might take magnification.
     
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    The habit is definitely that of a pink-gill (Entoloma). In addition, the spore deposit would appear top be reddish tinged. The genus includes a great number of rather similar-looking species, not a few of which occurring in parks and on lawns.

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    Thready remnants? No, I looked with my magnifying glass.
     
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    Great images Thomas....did u notice if the stem darkened with time or not? It looks like it was a very strong one? Any distinct odor? I'm running towards the Entoloma myself? The spore looks more of a pinkish/red tone rather then a Cort. rust.....Cort's will have a deep reddish/brown color...just like rusted metal....
    Have anymore appeared since this one?
     
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    It did seem to darken a bit. I didn't notice any odor. No, it was all alone --- I haven't seen any more come up. I'll keep watching, though ...
     
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    If the spores are actually pink, then I change my tune to the sweet strains of Nolanea
    :-)
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    lol....i need to adjust the color tone on my monitor as well...lol i just loaded some ORANGE mushroom photos and they look pink! yikes
     
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    Yeah monitors wreak havoc with color, eh? In natural daylight, those spores are rusty/brownish color. The shot on the right was taken with the foil at an angle and a flash (to reflect the flash away), so were excessively lit and hence appeared almost pink, even on my monitor. Plus I have deuteranopia (latin for two-color-blindness) a condition which 10% of males have, which is a disability to distinguish between certain shades of color, to begin with, so I can never really tell.
     

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