Inocybe asterospora    Quél. 

common name(s) : Star Fibrecap, Star-spored Inocybe 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Inocybaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Cortinariaceae/Inocybeae  
(unconfirmed synonyms: Astrosporina asterospora)  

edibility : poisonous

photo gallery of  Inocybe asterospora
photo gallery of  Inocybe asterospora potential confusions with  Inocybe asterospora toxicity of Inocybe asterospora genus Inocybe  

The cap is red-brown, conical then expanded, with a central umbo; its margin is cracked, torn. The cap surface is fibrillose, radially cracked, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white towards top, red-brown towards base, bulbous and marginate, without ring.

The flesh is white to brown, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, unpleasant, rank or musky; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then cinnamon brown when mature, emarginate to adnate, crowded (nb of gills per 90° ~ 15 ). The spore print is tobacco brown. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in damp broad-leaved or mixed forests or wood edges, on a rather clayey-calcareous soil, with oak, beech, hazel but also sometimes with conifers.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 7 mm (between 3 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : radially streaked and fibrillose brown cap, conical for a long time; ochre reddish stem, with whitish and thick marginate bulbous base

Inocybe asterospora is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Inocybe asterospora in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Inocybe asterospora in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18