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Inocybe albodisca 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 8586
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Inocybe albodisca Mushroom
Ref No: 8588
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Inocybe albodisca2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8589
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Bulbous base of stem, Simple stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Inocybe albodisca Pk. Cap 1.5-3.5cm across, convex to broadly conic; pale brownish flesh-colored or pallid grayish brown, except at the center, which has a persistent creamish-white superficial layer; smooth then a little fibrillose, silky. Gills adnexed; white becoming dingy pinkish brown. Stem 30-50 x 3-5mm, with a distinct marginate bulb. pale flesh-colored, lighter at the base when fresh, later pruinose. Flesh pallid or a touch pinkish. Odor spermatic. Spores nodulose, 6.5-8 x 4.5-6. Deposit snuff brown. Pleurocystidia plentiful, colorless, ventricose, thin-walled, encrusted, 45- 70 x 13-20. Habitat on bare soil with hemlock or in mixed woods. Quite common. Found in eastern North America, west to Missouri and also on the northern West Coast Season August-October. Not edible most Inocybes have been found to contain toxins. Comment The superficial whitish layer on the cap center is very distinctive.

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