Fruity Fibrecap

Inocybe bongardii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Fruity Fibrecap Inocybe bongardii (Weinm.) Quél. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 3–6cm across, conico-convex then bell-shaped; pale cinnamon with pink flush, densely covered with slightly darker scales. Stem 50–100×5–10mm; whitish, but bruising red, finally entirely brownish; silky. Flesh white, becoming pinkish-buff; taste mild, smell fruity, like ripe pears. Gills adnexed; pale olive-grey, becoming olive-cinnamon, edge white. Spores 10–12×6–7¼, bean-shaped, smooth. Spore print walnut-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, cylindrical to clavate. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods; autumn. Uncommon. Poisonous.

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