Straw Fibrecap

Inocybe cookei

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Straw Fibrecap Inocybe cookei Bres. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, conical or bell-shaped then flattened with a prominent umbo, margin cracking; ochre; covered in long fibres. Stem 30–60×4–8mm, bulb marginate; whitish with ochre flush. Flesh whitish then straw-yellow; taste mild, smell slight. Gills adnexed; whitish then pale cinnamon. Spores 7–8×4–5¼, bean-shaped, smooth. Spore print walnut-brown. Cheilocystidia pyriform, non-encrusted, thin-walled. Habitat in mixed woods; summer to late autumn. Occasional. Poisonous.