Greenfoot Fibrecap

Inocybe calamistrata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Greenfoot Fibrecap Inocybe calamistrata (Fr.) Gillet (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 1–5cm across, convex to bell-shaped; dark brown; covered in erect, pointed scales. Stem 30–70×5–10mm; concolorous with cap, apex paler, covered in recurved, brown scales, base covered with bluish-green down. Flesh white becoming reddish, bluish-green at stem base; taste mild, smell fishy or acidic. Gills adnexed; whitish, later rusty-brown. Spores 9.5–11.5×5–6.5¼, smooth, bean-shaped. Spore print walnut-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, vesicular or clavate, lacking apical encrustation; pleurocystidia absent. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woods; summer. Uncommon. Unknown edibility.