Inocybe dulcamara

Inocybe dulcamara

Status:

Uncommon.

Means 'fibrous head'

Cap:

2-6cm

Stem:

3-7cm

Mean 'sweet bitter'

Description

This is probably part of a complex of species under the same name. It has been reported to grow with pine on sand dunes, but this probably refers to Inocybe agardhii. Usually numerous when it occurs and it seems to like path edges. 

Smell

Slightly sweet, some say of honey. 

Season

Summer to Autumn.

Habitat & Distribution

Usually on sandy soil with Willow and Birch, often at path edges. It is also said to occur on sand dunes but that is now thought to be Inocybe agardhii. Scattered records throughout the UK. 

Edibility

Not edible.

Spore Print Colour

Brown.

Spores 

7-10.5 x 5-6.5µm, smooth, bean-shaped.

Confusion Species

A number of other Inocybes look similar, but a feature with this species in young specimens is that it has a whitish veil under the cap, like that of the Cortinarius (Webcap) family.

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