Inocybe hystrix

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Inocybe hystrix

Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, covered with coarse upright fibrous scales, margin ragged, brown, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Adnate, whitish then light brown with a white edge

Stem

Equal or slightly broader at the base, pale, covered with brown fibrous scales

Flesh

Thin, pale

Smell

Earthy

Taste

Indistinct to unpleasant

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rarely reported

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

Yellow brown

Microscopic Features

Spores elliptical to almond shaped, smooth (8-12.5) x (5.5-6.5) µm2. Basidia clavate, four spored. Gill edge cystidia spindle shaped and ventricose. Cap scale hyphal ends brown, encrusted, septate with clamps.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

There are several other scaly Inocybe species including the Inocybe lanuginosa which is fairly common

Additional Photographs

Inocybe hystrix

Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe hystrix

Spores in Congo red viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe hystrix

Gill edge cystidium in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe hystrix

Gill edge cystidia in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe hystrix

Encrusted cap scale hyphal ends in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin