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Inocybe lacera.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Gemeiner Wirrkopf, Inocbye déchiré, Torn Fibrecap
Inocybe lacera Mushroom
Ref No: 8648
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Inocybe lacera (Fr.) Kummer. Gemeiner Wirrkopf, Inocbye déchiré, Torn Fibrecap. Cap 1–3cm across, convex with slight umbo, snuff-brown, fibrillose, sometimes splitting from the margin inwards. Stem 20–30 x 3–6mm, whitish near apex, brownish towards the slightly bulbous base, fibrillose. Flesh white. Taste mild, smell mealy. Gills adnexed, white at first, soon clay-buff with white edge. Cystidia thick-walled, fusoid, with apical encrustation. Spore print snuff-brown. Spores smooth, subcylindric, 11–15 x 4.5–6µ, making this species easily recognizable microscopically. Habitat on sandy soils especially with pines. Season autumn. Occasional. Not edible most Inocybes have been found to contain toxins. Distribution, America and Europe.

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