Inocybe maculata

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Inocybe maculata

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding with age, usually with a central peak, fibrous, brown with white patches, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, white, then brown with age

Stem

Equal, slightly expanded at the base, white then brown with age

Flesh

White

Smell

Fruity

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, favouring beech

Spore Print

Walnut-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores bean shaped, smooth (9-12) x (4.5-6.5) µm2. Basidia clavate, four spored. Gill edge cystidia club shaped.

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Inocybe maculata

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe maculata

13 September 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe maculata

October 2001 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin