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Inocybe cookei

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Inocybe cookei

18 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding with age, with a central peak, fibrous, white then straw yellow, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, crowded, white then cinnamon

Stem

Equal, white then straw yellow

Flesh

White, straw yellow with age

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous and mixed woods

Spore Print

Walnut-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores bean shaped, smooth (7-8) x (4-5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia pear shaped.

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Inocybe cookei

29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe cookei

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe cookei

Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 29 September 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin