Collared Fibrecap

Inocybe cincinnata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Collared Fibrecap Inocybe cincinnata (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 80% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, bell-shaped then expanding with a broad umbo; reddish-brown; densely covered in minute, erect scales. Stem 20–30×2–4mm; pallid, tinged violaceous at apex; thinly covered in brownish, cottony tufts towards the base. Flesh whitish, flushed violet in cap and stem apex; taste slightly bitter, smell mealy. Gills adnexed; pallid with a brown edge, then rusty-brown. Spores 7.5–9.5×4.5–6¼, obliquely ovate, smooth. Spore print walnut-brown. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia fusoid, bottle-shaped, encrusted apically with crystals, and with thickened walls which are yellowish in ammonia. Habitat in damp deciduous and coniferous woods; summer. Occasional. Suspect avoid.

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