Inocybe godeyi

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Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Inocybe godeyi Gillet (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, conical then expanded; cream then ochraceous to tan, bruising bright red, often becoming entirely so; smooth, silky, becoming radially fissured with age. Stem 40–60Γ—3–8mm, ending in a distinctly marginate bulb; whitish then reddening; mealy to the base. Flesh white, gradually reddening when cut; taste acrid, smell strong, unpleasant. Gills whitish at first then cinnamon. Spores 9–11.5Γ—5.5–7ΒΌ, almond-shaped, smooth. Spore print walnut-brown. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia fusoid or bottle-shaped with thickened walls and apical encrustation. Habitat in deciduous woods, especially with beech on chalk; autumn. Uncommon. Poisonous.

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