Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca

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Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca

17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Inocybe phaeoleuca

Cap

Bell shaped, expanding with age, sometimes with a central bump, radially fibrous, sometimes splitting radially to reveal paler flesh beneath, dark brown, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Broad, crowded, adnexed, whitish then pale brown, edges whitish

Stem

Equal, sometimes slightly bulbous at the base, white when young, then pale brown from the base upwards, pruinose at the apex

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

Faint

Taste

Do not taste

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

With deciduous trees especially beech

Spore Print

Walnut-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores almond shaped, smooth (9-12) x (5.5-6.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia mostly spindle shaped with a long neck and apical crystals, some balloon shaped. Gill face cystidia spindle shaped with a long neck and apical crystals. Stem cystidia spindle shaped with a long neck mostly with apical crystals, some balloon shaped.

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

Identified using the keys in Funga Nordica

Additional Photographs

Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca

Gill face cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca

Gill edge cystidium in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe splendens var phaeoleuca

Cystidia from the stem apex in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin