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Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

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Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

14 October 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding with age with a narrow umbo, silky, lilac, becoming more brown with age, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, lilac, becoming brown with age

Stem

Cylindrical, silky fibrous, whitish with a lilac tinge, decorated with fine brown cortinal remains

Flesh

Thin, brown

Smell

Earthy

Taste

Astringent

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

Umber brown

Microscopic Features

Spores almond shaped, smooth (8-10) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia spindle shaped with apical encrustation to sack shaped. Gill face cystidia similar. Stem cystidia spindle shaped with apical encrustation.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

14 October 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 objective. 14 October 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

Gill edge cystidia and basidia in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. 14 October 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

Gill edge cystidium and basidium in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. 14 October 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Inocybe geophylla var lilacina

Gill edge cystidia and basidia in Congo red viewed with a x40 objective. 14 October 2015 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin