Conservation Status: Not of concern
Inocybe xanthomelas has a light yellowish brown cap that may be slightly cracked at the edge. The odor is somewhat oily and, unusual for an inocybe, radish-like. The gills are ocher to slightly grayish violet at first and later become grayish brown. There is no veil. The stipe is light yellowish brown, powdery along its entire length, has an abrupt bulb at its base, and darkens to gray or blackish upon drying. The spores are 9--11.5 x 7.5--9 µm, with 8--12 warts; cheilocystidia and pleurocystidia are ovate with thick-walls, narrowed necks, and crystals on the apices.