Inocybe dulcamara

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Inocybe dulcamara

5 September 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, with a narrow central bump, becoming flattened, felty, ochraceous brown, about 1 to 4 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, brown, margin serrated, pale

Stem

Equal, fibrous, sometimes with a faint ring zone near the apex, whitish then ochraceous brown with age

Flesh

Pale brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On sandy soil with birch and willow, also on dunes with Salix repens and Ammophila arenaria

Spore Print

Yellow brown

Microscopic Features

Spores bean shaped, smooth (7.5-10.5) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical, club shaped, or balloon shaped, forming short chains

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

According to the literature this species probably includes several closely related species