Inocybe sindonia

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Inocybe sindonia (Fr.) P. Karst. syn. I. eutheles sensu auct. mult. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–4cm across, bell-shaped with prominent umbo; pale buff and broken up into coarse, fibrous scales, paler at margin. Stem 40–70Γ—5–10mm, slightly swollen at the base; white, flushed flesh-colour; pruinose throughout. Flesh white, unchanging; taste mild, smell earthy. Gills adnate; pale clay with white edge. Spores 8.5–10Γ—4–5ΒΌ, almond-shaped, smooth. Spore print walnut-brown. Cystidia thick-walled, elongate-fusoid, with apical encrustation; pale yellowish. Habitat with conifers; autumn. Frequent. Not edible. Note previously well-known as I. eutheles.

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