White Fibrecap

Inocybe geophylla

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

White Fibrecap Inocybe geophylla (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1.5–3.5cm across, conical, soon expanding, with prominent umbo; white with yellowish tinge; smooth and silky. Stem 10–60Γ—3–6mm; white; silky-fibrillose. Flesh white and unchanging; taste mild, smell earthy or mealy. Gills crowded, adnexed; cream at first, then darkening to clay. Spores 8–10.5Γ—5–6ΒΌ, smooth, almond-shaped. Spore print walnut-brown. Cystidia thick-walled, fusoid, with apical encrustation. Habitat on path sides in deciduous, mixed, and coniferous woods; early summer to late autumn. Common. Poisonous.

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