Rhodocybe nitellina  (Fr.) Singer (1947)                     *Collections: Sierra Nevada, California

This small species occurs frequently in Sierra Nevada in the Spring soon after snowmelt. It has a distinctive odor, a combination of farinaceous and fruity. It also occurs in the Fall on the California coast in mixed forests. In Europe this taxon is described from broadleaved forests and most illustrated collections show larger fruitbodies. The question of conspecificity of the Sierran material should probably be critically examined in the future.