Fungi Species Mushroom Images
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina

Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina - Fungi species | sokos jishebi | სოკოს ჯიშები

Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina

Pileus
Cap 1.5-2.5 (3.0) cm broad at maturity, ovoid in button-stage, becoming obtuse-conic to campanulate, plane to plano-depressed in age, typically with a low umbo; immature margin adherent to stipe, fibrillose, incurved, then decurved, eventually plane to slightly raised; surface at first pale-lavender, glabrous to innately streaked, disc tan-brown; mature caps appressed-fibrillose, straw-brown to dull-tan; context thin, 2-3 mm thick at the disc, elsewhere <1 mm, pallid to pale-tan, unchanging; odor indistinct; taste mild, sometimes with a faintly bitter aftertaste.

Lamellae
Gills adnexed to inconspicuously notched with a descending tooth, close, pale-lavender when young, fading to whitish, in age buff-brown to pale-grey; gill edges fringed (use hand-lens); lamellulae up to four-seried.

Stipe
Stipe 2.0-5.0 cm long, 2.0-4.0 mm thick, equal to slightly enlarged at the base, round, stuffed to hollow at maturity; surface in youth, pale lavender, pruinose to minutely hairy, in age nearly glabrous or with scattered appressed hairs, fading like the cap to pale-tan; partial veil evanescent, fibrillose, lavender-colored (best seen in young material), leaving sparse fibrils in an annular zone high on the stipe.

Spores
Spores 9.0-11.0 x 4.5-6.0 µm, elliptical, smooth, thin-walled, hilar appendage evident; spore print dull brown.

Habitat
Scattered to gregarious under hardwoods and conifers; fruiting after the fall rains to mid-winter; occasional.

Edibility
Toxic.

Comments
This lilac-colored form of Inocybe geophylla resembles a number of small Inocybes with lavender hues in their stipe, gills, or cap. None of these, however, have a glabrous cap when young. Also similar is Mycena pura, a species that is distinguished by a striate cap margin, radish odor, and white, not brown spores. Clitocybe nuda and several Cortinarius species, while possessing lilac-colored caps, are unlikely to be confused due to their much larger size. Inocybe geophylla var. geophylla, the white form of the species, is typically more common in California.

Inocybe citrifolia - Fungi Species Gymnopus subpruinosus - Fungi Species Pluteus flavofuligineus - Fungi Species
Pycnoporellus alboluteus - Fungi Species Lactarius pubescens var. betulae - Fungi Species Clathrus archeri - Fungi Species
Clitocybe fragrans - Fungi Species Dead Man's Foot: Pisolithus tinctorius - Fungi Species Hydnotrya variiformis - Fungi Species
Battarraea phalloides - Fungi Species Leratiomyces cucullatus - Fungi Species Galeropsis polytrichoides - Fungi Species
Agrocybe pediades - Fungi Species Clitocybe inversa - Fungi Species Calvatia pachyderma - Fungi Species
Hymenogaster utriculatus - Fungi Species Suillus umbonatus - Fungi Species Ramaria formosa - Fungi Species
Gymnopilus luteofolius - Fungi Species Marasmius curreyi - Fungi Species Morchella elata - Fungi Species
Brown Witch's Butter: Tremella foliacea - Fungi Species Boletus dryophilus - Fungi Species Alboleptonia sericella - Fungi Species

Copyright © 2012