Inocybe fraudans

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Inocybe fraudans

15 September 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, with a central peak, expanding with age, coarsely fibrous, margin ragged, white then yellowish brown to reddish brown, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, whitish then brown

Stem

+/- equal, smooth or slightly fibrous, white then yellowish brown to reddish brown, base slightly expanded, sometimes with red stains

Flesh

Firm, whitish. On exposure to ammonia solution rapidly yellow, then slowly black

Smell

Very strong, a mixture of flowery and over ripe pears

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Spore Print

Snuff brown

Microscopic Features

Spores almond shaped, smooth (8-11) x (5-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia spindle shaped with encrusted tips, to sack shaped

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Inocybe fraudans

15 September 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin