Bulbous Fibrecap

Inocybe napipes

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Bulbous Fibrecap Inocybe napipes J.E. Lange (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, conical to bell-shaped with pointed umbo; chestnut-brown to umber; covered in radial fibres. Stem 30–60×5–7mm; whitish at apex and at base of bulb, stem tinged with cap colour. Flesh whitish-buff in cap and bulb, darker in stem; taste mild, smell slight, not distinctive. Gills adnexed; whitish, then dingy brown. Spores 9–10×6¼, oblong, with several prominent knobs. Spore print walnut-brown. Cystidia thick-walled, ventricose, with apical encrustation. Habitat in damp deciduous and mixed woods; summer to late autumn. Frequent. Poisonous.

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