Mushrooms: Inocybe fastigiata

Mushrooms: Inocybe fastigiata

Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Inocybe fastigiata (Schiff .: Fr.) Quél
Synonym: Inocybe rimosa (Bull .: Fr.) Kummer

Morphological characteristics

Hat: 2-7 cm, from almost white to straw or ocher, sometimes darker on the disc, conical then raised on the periphery, with umbo; strongly fibrillated dry surface, often cracked margin.
Gills: dense, unequal, greyish, shaded in olive color, then brownish, with a lighter thread.
Stem: 3-7 x 0.4-1 cm, whitish or light ocher, cylindrical or thickened at the base, covered with stringy flakes of fibrils, especially when young.
Meat: white, fibrous, tasteless, with typical spermatic odor.
spore: brownish.

Inocybe fastigiata(photo Vello Liiv www.loodusmuuseum.ee)

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
In the woods and meadows adjacent to them, in summer-autumn.
poison: causes sweat poisoning due to its muscarin content.


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