Inocybe assimilata


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Inocybe assimilata (Britzelm.) Sacc. syn. I. umbrina Bres. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 1.5–4cm across, bell-shaped with prominent umbo; umber or chestnut-brown, initially covered by a greyish veil. Stem 30–50Γ—3–5mm; whitish at apex and bulb, concolorous with cap below. Flesh whitish, turning brown in stem; taste mild, smell not distinctive. Gills adnate; pale clay. Spores 7–8Γ—5–6ΒΌ, oblong, with slight protuberances. Spore print walnut-brown. Cystidia thick-walled, fusoid, with apical encrustation. Habitat in coniferous and deciduous woods. Occasional. Not edible. Note I have adopted the older name.

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