Inocybe bongardii

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Inocybe bongardii

15 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, with a central bump, coarsely scaly, fibrous, pale brown, bruising pink, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, pale brown

Stem

Equal, slender, fibrous, whitish to pale brown, bruising pink

Flesh

Firm, whitish, bruising pinkish

Smell

Pleasant, fruity, like ripe pears according to some authors

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring hazel and beech

Spore Print

Walnut brown

Microscopic Features

Spores bean shaped, smooth (10-12) x (6-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia club shaped to cylindrical.

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Inocybe bongardii

14 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe bongardii

14 August 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin