Torn Fibrecap

Inocybe lacera

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Torn Fibrecap Inocybe lacera (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex with slight umbo, sometimes splitting from the margin inwards; walnut-brown; fibrillose. Stem 20–30×3–6mm, with a slightly bulbous base; whitish near apex, brownish towards base; fibrillose. Flesh white; taste mild, smell mealy. Gills adnexed; white at first, soon clay-buff with white edge. Spores 11–15×4.5–6¼, subcylindrical, smooth, making this species easily recognizable microscopically. Spore print walnut-brown. Cystidia thick-walled, fusoid, with apical encrustation. Habitat on sandy soils, especially with pines; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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