|Inocybe asterospora Quél.|
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.
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 .
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