Inocybe erubescens

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Inocybe erubescens

16 June 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Inocybe patouillardii

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, with a broad central bump, fibrous, white, staining red with age, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, crowded, white, then pale brown, bruising red

Stem

Equal, base slightly expanded, white, staining red with age

Flesh

White, faintly red on cutting

Smell

Indistinct when young, strongly unpleasant in older specimens

Taste

Do not taste

Season

Summer to early autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, usually on chalk soil, favouring beech, hazel and birch

Spore Print

Dull brown

Microscopic Features

Spores bean shaped, smooth (10-13) x (5.5-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia club shaped to cylindrical.

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Inocybe erubescens

2 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin